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Sep 2, 2012

USA: Low-calorie diet not linked with longevity in monkeys, study finds - The Washington Post


Analyze this! Denying food to captive monkeys in Washington state and Wisconsin for decades to prove calorie restriction doesn't affect life span in humans. How cruel and pointless is this?
"The National Institute on Aging study, begun in 1987, involved rhesus monkeys, which are much closer to humans, both genetically and in average longevity, than previous test subjects.
The scientists, led by Julie Mattison, were surprised to find that calorie restriction — the treated monkeys ate 30 percent fewer calories than those in the control group — didn’t affect life spans."
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Low-calorie diet not linked with longevity in monkeys, study finds - The Washington Post

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