Monkey caloric diet study

Monkey caloric diet study

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Caption: Rhesus monkey Owen, 29, and a control subject on an unrestricted diet, is pictured at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 28, 2009. The animal is the oldest surviving subject in a pioneering long-term study of the links between diet and aging in Rhesus macaque monkeys, which have an average life span of about 27 years in captivity. Lead researcher Richard Weindruch, a professor of medicine in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and co-author Ricki Colman, associate scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, report new findings in the journal Science that a nutritious, but reduced-calorie, diet blunts aging and delays the onset of such aged-related disorders as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy.

Photo by: Jeff Miller

Date: 2009

Tagged as: MedicalResearch / Science