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Examining the Effects of Strict Calorie Restriction

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Examining the Effects of Strict Calorie Restriction

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Examining the Effects of Strict Calorie Restriction

Examining the Effects of Strict Calorie Restriction

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Studies in animals as diverse as mice, worms and fish show the lifespan of these animals can be extended on a strict diet. Can a very low-calorie diet help humans live longer?

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Eric Ravussin, chief of the division of Health and Performance Enhancement, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University