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Longevity

Why can cutting your daily caloric intake increase your lifespan?

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  • A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Humans can't live reasonably by cutting 30 or 40 percent of their calorie intake like a laboratory rat put on a calorie-restricted diet, because all they would think about is food. Fortunately, just cutting back by 15 percent gets you almost as much of an anti-aging benefit as going on a more severe calorie-restricted diet. This is why you can incorporate this approach instead of the tougher 25 percent reduction that is often used by calorie restriction zealots.
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