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Low Calorie Diet = Long Life?

Is Calorie reduction beneficial ?


Is Calorie-Restriction is beneficial ? Don’t starve to live-long: This is what the latest study says!!

A 2009 study from the University of Wisconsin concluded that caloric restriction did extend the life span of monkeys. Some scientists themselves began severely restricting their own diet in order to reap such benefits.

The National Institute on Aging study now has something else to say. This study has been going on for about 25 years in which some rhesus monkeys were kept hungry in a semi-starved, lean condition so that the male ones weighed so low as if a 6-foot-tall man would weigh, at just 120 to 133 pounds. The idea was that if the monkeys by eating less could live longer and healthier, then the same may become true with humans, the close cousins of monkeys. The calorie-restriction did not increase the survival age when started at older ages, but only improved the metabolic profile of the primates. Young monkeys on the calorie-restricted diet show a trend towards a delay in the onset of age-related diseases, but they too did not show an increase in their lifespan. So, the conclusion was that the monkeys that were put on a diet of 30% lesser calories did not live any longer than those that ate normal calories. This is quite disappointing to the researchers of age studies of course.

So, to all those figure-conscious, painfully-thin, emaciated-looking ones, the message is “No need to starve to the level of unconsciousness, but just eat healthy for a good quality of life

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Neglecting the diet ...


“He who takes medicine and
neglects to diet
wastes the skill of his doctors."

Chinese Proverb

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