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Calorie Restriction: A Question of Life Span or Health Span? - 08/31/2012
I've just been reading a couple of articles about Calorie Restriction (CR). Many people believe, and claim, that following a low calorie diet, where as a healthy diet is reduced to as much as 30% below what would be considered optimum. One article I have read before. It is " Calorie Restriction for Life Extension " by natural bodybuilding champion and fitness trainer, Tom Venuto . The other is " Low Calorie Diet May Not Extend Life " published two days ago at Discovery News. In his article, Tom Venuto explores the idea behind, and the practice of, calorie restriction. After considering some of the research and conclusions behind the claims of living longer through calorie restriction, he then goes on to reach the conclusion that, while there might be "some" minor extension of life due to a long term practice of CR, there are possible negative factors which may more than offset the supposed benefits. The proposed main benefit of calorie ...

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