Another CR study has surfaced with some more evidence that CR has a strong preventative effect on Alzheimer’s Disease: Calorie Restriction Attenuates Alzheimer’s Disease Type Brain Amyloidosis in Squirrel Monkeys.
CR has been difficult here this first week, mainly due to the traveling, stress, and abundant socializing and pub-drinking. There are no food places nearby at work, so they bring in a catered lunch every day which is quite nice. There are always several dishes to choose from, and there is usually salad and fruit as well as vegetables. The veggies are great (usually broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) but they come slathered in butter! Besides the hard-to-avoid high-calorie sauces, once can get some decent nutrition out of the selection, but it’s hard to gauge portions, and with the buffet style, it can be challenging to show restraint. Studies like the above continue to remind me why restraint may well be an excellent investment.