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Two New Studies Suggest That Caloric Restriction in Monkeys May Extend Their Life and Health

Dr. Roy Verdery of the Arizona Center on Aging recently announced results of a study in which captive monkeys that had a 30 percent reduction in calories had elevated levels of good cholesterol and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Working with a variety of taxa from mice to monkeys, scientists interested in the causes of aging have recently made significant advances in scientists' understanding of the aging process. Researchers have long realized that aging and the pathologies associated with it have evolutionary, physiological and genetic causes, although the relative influence of each of these has been debated. By testing hypotheses in diverse fields, and with a variety of species (from short-lived to long-lived), researchers are growing closer to building an understanding of the mechanisms underlying the aging process.

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November 12th, 1997
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:30pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 4:30pm
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