TITLE

Dietary Restriction in Humans: A Response to Drs. Gavrilova and Gavrilov

AUTHOR(S)
Le Bourg, Éric
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Gerontology;2012, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p224
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In their response to my letter to the editor, Drs. Gavrilova and Gavrilov disagree with some of my arguments and argue that dietary restriction studies in humans 'should not be dismissed as a valid tool to extending life span in non-obese individuals'. I would now like to answer their arguments and stress that studying dietary restriction in people with no health problems in the hope to increase their longevity is perhaps futile, but focusing studies in obese people bears the hope for more success in improving health in a significant part of the population. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel
ACCESSION #
74603622

 

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