Impressive Calorie Restriction Statistics

(Reported by The Herald). The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published an impressive set of statistics on the effects of calorie restriction (CR) in humans, based on ongoing US research. It makes for compelling reading: "It's very clear from these findings that calorie restriction has a powerful protective effect against diseases associated with ageing. [Practitioners will] certainly have a much longer life expectancy than average because they're most likely not going to die from a heart attack, stroke or diabetes." The study subjects, with an average age of 50, had blood pressure readings akin to those of a 10 year old! If you can't sell calorie restriction with a statistic like that, then you can't sell calorie restriction.



Calorie Restricted Diets have been around a long time. However, all the people I hear about on Calorie Restriction are young. How many Centenarians are there on Calorie Restriction? Does Calorie Restriction still work for the very old?

Posted by: Llewellyn R. Drake at December 9th, 2012 6:22 PM

dietary restriction increses the ageing by basically reducing the rate of translation thus possible proteins. because progression of different genetic diseases also need proteins. Creating hypoxic conditions can also increase the agein by reducing the formation of free radicals during the flow of electron in the electron transport chain.

Posted by: Imtiyaz Rashid at December 16th, 2013 1:21 PM
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