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Low-cal diet slows aging in monkeys

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Next step is finding out how calorie restriction impacts human lifespanupdated 12:23 p.m. ET, Thurs., July 9, 2009 WASHINGTON – A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed the aging of monkeys and fended off death. This is not about a quick diet to shed a few pounds. Scientists have long known they could increase the lifespan of mice and more primitive creatures – worms, flies – with deep, long-term cuts in what should be normal consumption. Now comes the first evidence that it delays the diseases of aging in primates, too – rhesus monkeys living...

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