Ageing: Mixed results for dieting monkeys

Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78245, USA.
Nature (Impact Factor: 41.46). 08/2012; 489(7415):210-11. DOI: 10.1038/nature11484
Source: PubMed


According to previous studies, a low-calorie diet provides health
benefits and increases lifespan in mammals, including primates. Yet a
long-term investigation in rhesus monkeys finds no effect on longevity.
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