Belsky et al. find reducing calorie intake over two years slowed biological aging

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Comparing biological age measures for two groups of non-obese middle-aged adults - one group that restricted calorie intake over two years an average of 12% and the other that did not - Daniel Belsky and colleagues found that the restricted calorie group had slower increases in these measures. Weight loss, the researchers say, was not a factor in the observed effect. Belsky says: "If we can intervene to slow the rate of biological aging, it may be possible to prevent or at least delay onset for many age-related diseases and disabilities."

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Daniel Belsky (Duke)

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"Want to hang on to your youthful looks? Cutting calories by 25% slows down ageing" - Daily Mail. 5/23/2017.

"Study analysis shows cutting calories might slow biological aging" - Medical Xpress. 5/22/2017.

"Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?" - WebMD. 5/22/2017.

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