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Grantee in the News:  Rozalyn Anderson Insights in HealthDay on Calorie Restriction and Longevity

Mar 29
2018

Grantee in the News: Rozalyn Anderson Insights in HealthDay on Calorie Restriction and Longevity View MoreBACK

On March 22, 2018, Healthday highlighted the insights of 2016 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award winner Rozalyn Anderson, Ph.D.

Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick,” explores a new study tested on humans showing that caloric restriction “significantly decreases metabolism” and may lead to a longer lifespan.  The study involved 34 healthy people following a calorie restricted diet for 2 years. 

Cited as an AFAR expert, Anderson noted the similarities between the study done on humans and her research on caloric restriction on monkeys. “So much of what they’re reporting is entirely consistent with what we’ve seen in our monkey studies.”

The article is also posted on WebMD, where Anderson notes the difficulty of following a calorie restricted diet.  “I’d never recommend anyone doing calorie restriction.  I think it’s too hard. The reason we even look at it at all is to understand aging, not because we’d ever want anyone to do it.  People can’t even cut their calories down to normal food intake.”

Read the article on Healthday here and on WebMD here.


Rozalyn Anderson, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.





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