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Setting the Record Straight: Calorie Restriction and the Rhesus Monkey Research

The calorie restriction and longevity communities thank University of Wisconsin scientists for setting the record straight about calorie restriction. Their paper leaves no doubt that CR protects against disease and extends life: Caloric restriction reduces age-related and all-cause mortality in rhesus monkeys.* Another extremely important finding that applies to millions of humans: Modest calorie restriction… read more

Primate Study Confirms: Calorie Restriction Extends Life and Protects against Age-related Disease

Rhesus monkey

Last week, the Wisconsin rhesus monkey study released results that put to rest the notion that that calorie restriction does not extend life in non-human primates. What caused the confusion is that in August 2012 scientists at the National Institute of Aging released a paper that produced worldwide attention, Impact of caloric restriction on health… read more

Monkey study – A decade of calorie restriction research erased?

More than a decade ago, we launched the first study of long-term serious calorie-restricted humans. That research was picked up by Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, and human calorie restriction research was off and running. Building on animal studies, clinical responses to human calorie restriction were established: Calorie restriction lowers fasting glucose… read more

Calorie restriction doesn’t prolong life in rhesus monkey study

  Update: New Monkey Study Confirms Calorie Restriction Extends Life! Do you believe the headlines: Calorie Restriction doesn’t prolong life? Humans and monkeys are primates. They have many similar physiological traits.  So using monkeys for longevity studies that suggest possibilities for humans is not surprising. The NIA study, recently published in Nature1, reports the unexpected result… read more