From InfoZine, a mainstream view of calorie restriction as a tool for healthy longevity. As is - unfortunately - typical, this article focuses on health benefits rather than longevity, but the results of recent studies are percolating through the medical establishment. "Besides influencing your weight, some studies suggest that avoiding excess calories may directly affect your cancer risk. Laboratory studies show that calorie restriction can lead to fewer and smaller breast cancers. It also appears to inhibit all cancers by slowing down the development of cancer cells, increasing their self-destruction and reducing DNA damage. Furthermore, one study shows that long-term calorie restriction by people with a healthy weight may also lower their blood cholesterol and blood pressure and significantly reduce heart-threatening build-up in blood vessels."