Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 December 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 51, p. nf114
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.51.nf114]

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Natural Foods

Wild-like pattern of feast and famine extends Medfly life span

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/51/nf114

Abstract: Even the most ascetic dieter occasionally succumbs to cravings for a bacon double cheeseburger or a pint of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. But according to a new study, frequent bingeing helps enhance the life-span-extending effects of a reduced-calorie diet--for Medflies, at least. The findings might help researchers craft a nuanced view of connections between diet and longevity.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Natural Foods. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (51), nf114 (2004).

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