Archive for: November 2006

November 10, 2006

Slowing the Aging Process — Is it just Monkey Business?

Filed under: Senior Health,Uncategorized - 10 Nov 2006

While reading an article the other day in the New York Times that had been forwarded to me by my son, my attention was immediately drawn to the article that followed titled: One for the Ages: A Prescription That May Extend Life. Here on the front page of this article are side-by-side pictures of two elderly Rhesus monkeys, only a year apart in age, each visibly aging at profoundly different rates.  What is remarkable about this scientific study is that the aging process of these monkeys was altered merely by restricting caloric intake. The younger, more vibrant of the monkeys (shown pictured on the left), had a daily caloric intake of about one-half that of the monkey that seemed to be aging more quickly.

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