Thursday, 3 April 2014

Eating Fewer Calories May Help Monkeys Live Longer

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer | April 01, 2014 12:07pm ET

Eating a calorie-restricted diet may increase longevity and improve health in rhesus monkeys, a new study suggests.

The average life span of the animals in captivity is about 26 years, but more than half of themonkeys in the study on calorie-restricted diets lived to at least age 30. The study also found that the animals not on calorie-restricted diets had nearly triple the risk of age-related disease, compared with those in the calorie-restricted group.

The results suggests that calorie restriction could improve longevity and health in other primates, including humans, the researchers said.

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