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May 9, 2006

Calories and Aging

Research on aging among mice or rats has long shown that caloric restriction, meaning the reduction of calories they take in, leads to the rodents living longer more healthy lives, delaying age-related diseases such as cancer. Huber Warner, associate dean for research at the U’s College of Biological Sciences, says researchers have now turned their attention to caloric restriction among monkeys, which could lead to interesting conclusions for humans.

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