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2014-04-10 08:30:39

OSSINING, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, primate researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper(1), affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging study, where CR was not seen to show a significant survival benefit. However, they emphasize an...

Monkey Caloric Restriction Study Shows Big Benefit
2014-04-02 12:22:26

By David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term US efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates. The study of 76 rhesus monkeys, reported Monday in Nature...

2013-11-15 12:24:58

Results of the New Dietary Interventions to Enhance the Treatments for Weight Loss (NewDIETs) Study ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most weight-loss interventions focus on reducing calories, but a new study shows that vegan and vegetarian dietary patterns can result in more weight loss than those that include meat without emphasizing caloric restriction. The study, "How Plant-Based Do We Need to Be to Achieve Weight Loss? Results of the New Dietary Interventions to...

2013-09-12 08:28:05

WASHINGTON, Conn., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people try to lose weight or get rid of excess fat that never seems to disappear. Some have tried all the latest diets and failed; others have successfully lost weight, only to gain it back. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130912/PH78306 ) These people may be looking for a "secret" to lose their excess fat and finally have and maintain a lean, healthy body. Yet according to one health expert, the only real "secret"...

2013-05-22 10:24:15

Animal study points to role of protein in anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction Activating an enzyme known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice, according to a study published in the May 22 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings could one day guide researchers to discover drug alternatives that slow the progress of age-associated impairments in the brain. Previous studies...

2012-11-30 16:07:50

In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building roadmaps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level. To survey previously uncharted territory, a team of researchers at UW-Madison created an "atlas" that maps more than 1,500 unique landmarks within mitochondria that could provide clues to the metabolic connections between caloric restriction and aging. The map, as well as the techniques used to create it, could lead to a better...

2011-12-02 06:57:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Diabetes and obesity - two words that are used together very frequently. One is a risk factor for the other. Diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S, and obesity affects more than one-third. Fortunately, a new study, presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, found that a low-calorie diet eliminates insulin dependence and leads to improved heart function in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. "Our results show...

2011-12-01 07:33:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Lifestyle changes may cure Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S., and type 2 is the most common form. A new study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, found that a low-calorie diet eliminates insulin dependence and leads to improved heart function in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. "Our results show that 16 weeks of caloric restriction improved heart function in these patients," said lead study...

Image 1 - Live Longer With Fewer Calories
2011-11-01 04:26:54

By consuming fewer calories, ageing can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes can be delayed. The earlier calorie intake is reduced, the greater the effect. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now identified one of the enzymes that hold the key to the ageing process. "We are able to show that caloric restriction slows down ageing by preventing an enzyme, peroxiredoxin, from being inactivated. This enzyme is also extremely...

2010-11-18 16:46:04

For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan. It has been well documented in species ranging from spiders to monkeys that a diet with consistently fewer calories can dramatically slow the process of aging and improve health in old age. But how a reduced diet acts at the most basic level to influence metabolism and physiology to blunt the age-related decline of tissues and cells has remained, for the most part, a...