The results of a long-awaited study of calorie restricted diets in rhesus monkeys which began in 1987, are finally in. But it did not bring the vindication calorie restriction enthusiasts had anticipated.
It has been known for years that omega-3 fatty acids (found in certain types of oily fish) help to stave off heart disease, though the reasons why have been largely unknown until now.
A recent study conducted at Oregon Health and Science University has shown that elderly people with higher blood levels of four notable vitamins exhibit better mental functions than those lacking in the same vitamins.
Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics joins a team of researchers at UCSF to measure the health benefits of drastic calorie restriction. One of the aims of the CRONA (Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition and Aging Study) is to see whether extremely low calorie intake slows down aging, and therefore reduces the risk of developing age related illnesses.