X-Message-Number: 13867
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 08:59:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: None of the CR research on lab animals is valid.

In Message #13865 Mike Perry <> wrote:
> It could certainly be the case
> that the lifespan increase is entirely due to the poor diets the lab mice
> have been exposed to, but this must be so for many, many experiments over
> the several decades that CR has been studied. I'm sure many diets were
> tried, and to me it seems unlikely that all of the observed increases in
> lifespan can be attributed entirely to poor food.
Diets tried are based on table sugar, or cornstarch. Both are very
unhealthy. None of the CR research on lab animals is valid.

> thinner people with adequate nutrition are longer-lived." A
> reference I was given on this is: NIH National Task Force on the Prevention
> of Obesity, "Very Low-Calorie Diets," JAMA 270 #8 (1993) 967-74.
Old research, new research has found physical fitness drives mortality,
and not body weight. 

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