Had a fascinating lecture today in Nutrition of Aging class...

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  1. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    We talked about calorie restriction and it's relation to life span. Apparently there are monkeys and mice on restricted calorie diets that live 2-4x longer than regular monkeys. Low cal/high nutrient diet drastically slow down the aging process, but the reasons are unknown. I suggested to my teacher it was because hormones like testosterone and IGF are lower in a caloric deficit, and she didn't even know that happened. :ugh:

    You guys heard anything about it? Any opinions, reasons why it exists? I found it a pretty interesting lecture whereas I usually fall asleep in class. :dunno:
     
  2. Ilyusha

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    Is it the same study that had monkeys and mice eat only every other day?
     
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    Rummy "bored and extremely dangerous"

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    I thought it was something about free radicals
     
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    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    similarly why vegans/vegitarians tend to live longer, they consume less calories.
     
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    I actually heard about this a year or two ago, but it was people not mice who were experimenting on themselves. Quite frankly, they may live longer but they sounded a bit depressed about having to eat so little.

    Perhaps less calories=slower metabolism=less work on internal organs and such=longer life?

    :dunno:
     
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    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    I was watching Penn & Teller Bullshit the other day, and they had on a guy that was on a big caloric deficit (or at least really low cal)...he was starting to get osteoperosis
     
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    I blame it all on mcdonald's
     
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    i think when one of my profs covered it, he mentioned the reduced reproductive capability on caloric restriction.

    because energy isn't diverted to reproductive systems, things are easier for the body.
     
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    The authors of that study should have some discussion on the result
     
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    we're going to die sooner if we :wackit: more?



    shit i hope I survive into my 30s :noes:
     
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