Caloric Restriction Flops? [Link]

August 29, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

No improvement in life expectancy from a 25 year study on caloric restriction. Derek Lowe asks a good question:

Note that line about "benefits". The problem is, as far as I can see (Nature's site is down as I write), the two groups of monkeys appear to have shown the same broad trends in cardiovascular disease. And cardiovascular outcomes are supposed to be the benefits of better triglyceride numbers, aren't they? You don't just lower them to lower them, you lower them to see better health.

But, I'm sure bloggers and Twitter users will disagree.