Caloric restriction (CR) reduces the rate of aging and increases life span in all small animal species studied to date, but the effects of CR in humans remain uncertain. This review summarizes current knowledge of the effects of CR in nonhuman primates and humans. The results suggest that CR has a range of beneficial effects in nonhuman primates studied under laboratory conditions, and short-term markers of CR seen in animal models appear to occur in humans subject to CR also. However, the overall benefit of CR in human populations remains to be established, and studies in human populations are needed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences|
|State||Published - Mar 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology