Eating a calorie-restricted diet may increase longevity and improve health in rhesus monkeys, a new study suggests.
The average life span of the animals in captivity is about 26 years, but more than half of the monkeys in the study on calorie-restricted diets lived to at least age 30. The study also found that the animals not on calorie-restricted diets had nearly triple the risk of age-related disease, compared with those in the calorie-restricted group.
The results suggests that calorie restriction could improve longevity and health in other primates, including humans, the researchers said.
Contributed By Sonia Narula