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Jun. 4th, 2004 | 02:59 pm

I've been hearing about caloric restriction from a number of sources, this one from affymetrix for instance.

If you have the will power to reduce your caloric intake it seems like you'll live longer.

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Josh

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from: irilyth
date: Jun. 4th, 2004 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Last I heard about this, sticking to a very-low-calorie diet (i.e. just enough to avoid malnutrition) made you long-lived, low-energy, and grouchy... It wasn't clear that the trade-off was worth it.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jun. 5th, 2004 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I wonder what the dosage-response curve looks like. Can you shave off just a little and get a little extra life, or does it only have an effect if your near starvation.

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Dilinger

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from: dilinger
date: Jun. 7th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
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They had a study on mice. Normally the faster your metabolism the shorter your life span. They actually found some/produced an example of a longer living faster metabolism animal.

It would be interesting to see what the actual benefit to restrictionw would be. Could you catually calculate how many minutes a brownie takes from your life?

I remember in highschool my friends would say anytime you touched him that was 2 minutes off your life.

I think he got it from the suggestions that each ciggerate was 7 minutes off your life.

Very interesting when you think about it.

Dilinger

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