Does a Low-Calorie Diet Equal a Longer Life? The National Institutes of Health launch the first-ever human study of a super-low calorie diet. Studies on laboratory animals have shown for years that cutting calories by a third can boost lifespan by 30 percent. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.
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Does a Low-Calorie Diet Equal a Longer Life?

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Does a Low-Calorie Diet Equal a Longer Life?

Does a Low-Calorie Diet Equal a Longer Life?

Does a Low-Calorie Diet Equal a Longer Life?

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The National Institutes of Health launch the first-ever human study of a super-low calorie diet. Studies on laboratory animals have shown for years that cutting calories by a third can boost lifespan by 30 percent. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.