Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 31 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 13, p. nf35
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.13.nf35]


Never Too Old?

Calorie-slashing diet might lengthen lives of even graying animals

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: The elderly have to endure plenty of indignities, from balky joints and dimming vision to offspring impatient for their inheritance. Making matters worse, older animals might not benefit from a low-cal diet that extends the lives of younger ones. New work challenges that view, suggesting that slashing food consumption even fairly late in life can add time, although skeptics remain unconvinced.

Citation: M. Leslie, Never Too Old? Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (13), nf35 (2004).

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