Navigation Links
Reduced diet thwarts aging, disease in monkeys
Date:7/9/2009

MADISON The bottom-line message from a decades-long study of monkeys on a restricted diet is simple: Consuming fewer calories leads to a longer, healthier life.

Writing today (July 10) in the journal Science, a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital reports that a nutritious but reduced-calorie diet blunts aging and significantly delays the onset of such age-related disorders as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy.

"We have been able to show that caloric restriction can slow the aging process in a primate species," says Richard Weindruch, a professor of medicine in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health who leads the National Institute on Aging-funded study. "We observed that caloric restriction reduced the risk of developing an age-related disease by a factor of three and increased survival."

During the 20-year course of the study, half of the animals permitted to eat freely have survived, while 80 percent of the monkeys given the same diet, but with 30 percent fewer calories, are still alive.

Begun in 1989 with a cohort of 30 monkeys to chart the health effects of the reduced-calorie diet, the study expanded in 1994 with the addition of 46 more rhesus macaques. All of the animals in the study were enrolled as adults at ages ranging from 7 to 14 years. Today, 33 animals remain in the study. Of those, 13 are given free rein at the dinner table, and 20 are on a calorie-restricted diet. Rhesus macaques have an average life span of about 27 years in captivity. The oldest animal currently in the study is 29 years.

The new report details the relationship between diet and aging, according to Weindruch and lead study author Ricki Colman, by focusing on the "bottom-line indicators of aging: the occurrence of age-associated disease and death."

In terms
'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Weindruch
rhweindr@wisc.edu
608-256-1901
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Case Study Details How an Illinois Hospital Created a Safe Lifting Team that Dramatically Reduced Injuries, Increased Staff Satisfaction
2. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
3. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
4. Can racial health disparities be effectively reduced?
5. Fetal cell transplant could be a hidden link between childbirth and reduced risk of breast cancer
6. Vitamin A derivative associated with reduced growth in some lung cells
7. Millennium Announces MLN1202 Significantly Reduced Marker of Systemic Inflammation and Identifies Genomic Biomarker For Responders
8. HIV drug resistance risk in mothers reduced by combination of common drugs
9. Nicotine-Reduced Cigarettes Could Boost Quitting
10. No need for reduced alcohol consumption in later life
11. Risk of HIV, West Nile Virus, E Coli Transmission May be Reduced Through Improved Blood Screening Methods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... LunaDress, with its top dressmaking technologies, has been ... business is showing its latest designs of wedding dresses and ... the company’s CEO, all the fresh new products are designed ... up to 80% off. All the clothes from LunaDress follow ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased ... first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck ... devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of all ... free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ease ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The Incredible Bulk is a revolutionary ... increase lean muscle by up to 30lbs in less than ... of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , “Our ... step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows the body to pack ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more ... dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a ... them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The ... in the long-term care environment as well as provides ... The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: ... of the patient, resident and family experience in long-term ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3
... diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, early detection. A ... heart disease and diabetes is being developed by a ... the project at Dublin City University. ,This ... telltale signs of these killer diseases. ,Taoiseach ...
... With this year’s polio outbreak on the wane and ... Expert Advisory Group today advised// the government that the ... youngest and most vulnerable children, who are not being ... independent Indian and international experts who advised the government ...
... Patna: A young man and his family spent a week of ... as HIV positive//. He was cleared of the disease after tests ... of Nalanda district, was tested positive for HIV by doctors at ... were thrown into panic and sorrow with the fear of death ...
... trial is set for seven years on children to identify the ... be starting next year on 480 children who will be made ... dreadful allergies has increased its incidence two fold in the last ... belong to the age 3. ,Experts advise parents to avoid ...
... significant product from soybean. A study conducted on animals ... has amazing restorative powers. ,Using an animal ... found that giving doses of a substance called Bowmann-Birk ... move and walk. ,Over 400,000 Americans acknowledge ...
... done by Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, Ph.D., the monoclonal antibody developed by ... extend// significantly the survival of mice with human breast-cancer tumors. ... the cancer's spread to the lungs in the animals by ... published in the November 2006 issue of Journal Neoplasia. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Polio Outbreak on Wane: Next Rounds Must Focus on Youngest Children 2Health News:Panic Gripped Young Man After Wrong Diagnosis With HIV 2Health News:Soy’s Restorative Powers Confirme 2Health News:Survival of Mice With Human Breast Cancer Extended by Monoclonal Antibodies 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Idaho , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for ... No. 7,849,611) support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning ... brace, it fits securely around the outside of any ... mobility & comfort while still offering protection against sprains. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: LEAT), ... equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor ... brace, announced today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo Lombardia, ... all riders to wear a neck brace during its ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 Heptares ... is delighted to announce that the Malcolm Campbell ... Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall ... (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal contributions to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4
... 2011 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; ... earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet ...  A news release detailing the quarterly results will be made ... conference call. The live audio webcast can ...
... 2011 Lanx ® , Inc., a privately held ... devices for spinal surgery, today announced the launch of ... American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting, Denver, ... minimally invasive fixation alternative to pedicle screws, intended to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Zimmer Holdings Announces Live Audio Webcast and Conference Call of First Quarter 2011 Results 2Lanx®, Inc. Announces Launch of Concero™ Facet Screw System for Spinal Fusion 2
... Mobile is a PDA medical software for ... for your Pocket PC PDA. With CPT ... our medical necessity checking, it will make ... prescribing complete in the out-patient or in-patient ...
... is an electronic medical record software ... their patient medical record software and ... This electronic medical records software allows ... clinical experience, including appointment scheduling, office ...
AllMeds was the first specialty-specific Electronic Medical Record for Neurosurgery. Instead of trying to force a general-purpose EMR into your practice, AllMeds starts with clinical content from Neu...
AllMeds was the first specialty-specific Electronic Medical Record for Orthopaedics. Instead of trying to force a general-purpose EMR into your practice, AllMeds starts with clinical content from Ort...
Medicine Products: