Can restricting calories help you to live longer?


Excess calorie consumption is associated with metabolic disorders and increased incidence of morbidity. Restricting calorie content, either by daily calorie restriction or intermittent fasting periods, has multiple benefits including weight loss and improved body composition. Previous research has shown that restricting calories in this way can increase longevity and slow the ageing process in laboratory animals, although only sparse data exist in human populations. This review critically evaluates the benefits of these dietary interventions on age-related decline and longevity.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
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Uncontrolled Keywords: body composition,diabetes,intermittent fasting,longevity,obesity,Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Publication ISSN: 2053-3705
Last Modified: 20 May 2024 07:11
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 16:30
Full Text Link: http://min.sage ... content/20/1/16
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2014-03-13
Authors: Brown, James E (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3504-7373)



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