Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity

Editors: Everitt, A.V., Rattan, S.I.S., Couteur, D.G., de Cabo, R. (Eds.)

  • Discusses how the long-term reduction in calorie or food intake will delay the onset of age-related diseases
  • Provides the latest information on health and life-span effects of Calorie Restriction
  • Covers effects on the molecular, cellular and whole organism level
  • Edited by a team of highly distinguished academics
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Food or calorie restriction has been shown in many short-lived animals and the rhesus monkey to prolong life-span. Life-long nutrition studies are not possible in humans because of their long survival. Studies over two to six years in healthy adult humans have, however, shown that a 20% reduction in food or calorie intake slows many indices of normal and disease-related aging. Thus, it is widely believed that long-term reduction in calorie or food intake will delay the onset of age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and so prolong life.

Over the last 20 or more years there has been a progressive rise in food intake in many countries of the world, accompanied by a rising incidence of obesity. Thus our increasing food and calorie intake has been linked to the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in early adult life. It is accepted that overeating, accompanied by reduced physical exercise, will lead to more age-related diseases and shortening of life-span. The answer is to reduce our calorie intake, improve our diet, and exercise more. But calorie restriction is extremely difficult to maintain for long periods. How then can we solve this problem?

Edited by a team of highly distinguished academics, this book provides the latest information on the beneficial effects of calorie restriction on health and life-span. This book brings us closer to an understanding at the molecular, cellular and whole organism level of the way forward.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • History of Caloric Restriction, Aging and Longevity

    Masoro, Edward J.

    Pages 3-14

  • Food Intake, Life Style, Aging and Human Longevity

    Everitt, Arthur V. (et al.)

    Pages 15-41

  • Okinawa: A Naturally Calorie Restricted Population

    Rosenbaum, Matthew W. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

  • Aging and the Effect of Calorie Restriction in Rhesus Monkeys

    Messaoudi, Ilhem (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Dietary Restriction and Aging in Drosophila Melanogaster

    Poirier, Luc (et al.)

    Pages 79-95

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eBook $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9115-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Calorie Restriction, Aging and Longevity
Editors
  • Arthur V. Everitt
  • Suresh I. S. Rattan
  • David G. Couteur
  • Rafael de Cabo
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8556-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8556-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8555-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9115-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 323
Topics