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The Science of Caloric Restriction: What’s to be gained, what’s to be learned?

  Restricting calories has been shown to extend healthspan in a variety of species, including yeast, worms, fish, fruit flies, rodents and dogs. But results of studies on our close evolutionary cousins, rhesus monkeys, have been contradictory and controversial. Studies on humans who live a “caloric-restricted lifestyle” show improved cardiovascular health – but it is… read more