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Eating Less, Living Longer

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Ricki J. Colman, PhD (bio)

March 25 2009

38 minutes

846 views

Ricki Colman, PhD, reviews the long-term health benefits of caloric restriction (CR) using data from a 20 year study in non-human primates at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. She outlines positive health changes associated with longevity including lower diabetes incidence, less age-associated loss of muscle mass, altered energy expenditures, and lower rates of obesity.

Series:

Research Learning Series (UW ICTR)

Categories:

Geriatrics and Gerontology, Nutrition

Tags:

Aging, Caloric Restriction, ICTR, Rhesus Monkeys
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