First Human Caloric Restriction Medical Study Results
One of the criticisms of the CR-diet is that it has primarily been studied in mice and other small mammals. It is a large leap to assume the dramatic results in these animals will carry over to humans. Studies of this nature on humans are difficult because we already live so long. Fortunately, some have been underway. Dr. Luigi Fontana’s study has been tracking some people for several years and today a paper was published on the cardiovascular health of Caloric Restriction dieters verus a control group (a standard North American style diet). Middle-aged CR-Dieters had the hearts and cardiovascular health of people 15 years younger. This is some of the first hard-scientific results from a long-term study of Caloric Restriction in humans. I’m sure we’ll be hearing lots more interesting results in the next few years.