- Cutting calories may delay the ageing process and reduce the risk of disease, a long-term study of monkeys suggests.
- [by] reducing calorie intake by 30% while maintaining nutrition ...appeared to impact upon many forms of age-related disease seen in monkeys, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy.
Personally I have no wish to measure my calorie intake nor reduce it by 30%. But with a combination of intermittent fasting/episodic feasting and fasting, along with eating within 'feeding windows', there is evidence that you can enjoy all of the benefits without the mathematics and will power.
It should come as no surprise that the British Dietetic Association pop up to offer some vacuous knee jerk reaction to the story. Although the BDA warn that "monkeys may be a close relation but there are significant differences which means not everything we see in them can be translated to humans" they go on to scare and speculate and trash their own weight loss ideology thus:
- there should be some serious reservations about cutting calories so dramatically, particularly for anyone under the age of 30....People would have to weigh up whether they are prepared to compromise their enjoyment of food for the uncertain promise of a longer life, and a life which could be dogged by all sorts of problems - including osteoporosis."
Now then, somebody remind me how the BDA and their ilk recommend we lose fat...eat less (calorie restriction) and do more! Baise moi.