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Ask the Diet Doctor: Does Calorie Restriction Affect Aging?

Q: I've heard that restricting calories can slow aging. Is that true? A: The short answer: Restricting calories may slow aging, but there are less restrictive, more proactive strategies you might want to try first. Here's the long answer. Long-term calorie restriction has been purported as the key to increasing your lifespan for a while.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I can’t disagree with his recommendations, but calorie restriction without hunger, fatigue, or malnutrition will significantly reduce the onset of chronic disease hence increasing your health span (longevity minus years of disability), which is a lot more important than your lifespan.

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