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UNT Health Science Center Researchers Discover Eating Less May Not Increase Life Expectancy
Date:1/28/2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Forster of the UNT Health Science Center and Dr. Raj Sohal of the University of Southern California's School of Pharmacy have discovered that eating less may not be a key to living longer. Their study and others by Health Science Center researchers were recently published in several scientific journals and articles.

The Forster-Sohal study found that lean mice that ate fewer calories did not lengthen their lifespan - a dietary factor which may be true for humans as well. Caloric restriction was beneficial to obese mice in the study, however. The study was funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Results from the study were published in The Journal of Nutrition, Scientific American, Asian News International, Medical News Today, Science Daily and ScienceBlog.com, among others.

Dr. Peter Raven published a study that yields new information about blood pressure in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The overview of historical experiments studies regulation of arterial blood pressure during exercise. Results from the study were published in Life S
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