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Prolonged Caloric Restriction May Slow Aging

Japanese-Americans with long-term, moderate caloric restriction live longer Experimental studies of different animal species, including rhesus monkeys, show that moderate caloric restriction leads to greater life span. Human studies are another matter. The long life span of humans limits long-term experiments of caloric restriction for practical reasons. Long-term epidemiological studies provide an alternative way to…

Caloric Restriction Improves Cardiometabolic Health

Unintended caloric restriction in Biosphere 2 Caloric restriction reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in several animal species. But what about humans? Data from the eight inhabitants of Biosphere 2 showed that people eating a low-calorie diet improved cardiovascular risk factors. In 1991, eight people (four men, four women) were sealed in Biosphere 2 near…