Authors: 
R.M. Anson
Category: 
Poster
Conference: 
Abstract: 

Two fundamental questions confront biogerontologists working with caloric or dietary restriction: (1) How does food intake influence the rate of aging? (2) Should people practice caloric restriction while awaiting the answer to question #1? (In other words: does it work in humans, and if so, is it safe and practical?) This presentation will review the evidence from several laboratories that absolute caloric intake does not matter in terms of aging rate and will discuss ways in which this evidence suggests approaches to finding the answers to these questions.

Keywords (Optional): 
lifespan
calories
restriction
aging
longevity