Calorie Restriction Mimetics

A Scarabee article discusses recent history in the search for calorie restriction mimetics - drugs that will replicate at least some of the beneficial effects of calorie restriction on health and longevity without the need to reduce calorie intake. The relationship between metabolism, food intake, controlling genes and proteins is a complex one. As scientists understand our basic biochemistry, we can expect to see new and better preventative health strategies emerge. I am of the opinion that the real anti-aging technologies of the future are not going to be found in pills, but calorie restriction mimetics are driving important research into aging.


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