Nutritional hormesis has the potential to serve as a pro-healthy aging intervention by reducing the susceptibility of the elderly to various chronic degenerative diseases and thereby extending human healthspan. Supportive evidence for nutritional hormesis arising from essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals), dietary pesticides (natural and synthetic), dioxin and other herbicides, and acrylamide will be reviewed and discussed.
Hayes, Daniel P
"NUTRITIONAL HORMESIS AND AGING,"
Dose-Response: An International Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dose_response/vol8/iss1/5