Discriminating between energetic content and dietary composition as an explanation for dietary restriction effects.

@article{Ellers2011DiscriminatingBE,
  title={Discriminating between energetic content and dietary composition as an explanation for dietary restriction effects.},
  author={Jacintha Ellers and Bas Ruhe and Bertanne Visser},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 12},
  pages={1670-6}
}
A reduction in dietary calories has been shown to prolong life span in a wide variety of taxa, but there has been much debate about confounding factors such as nutritional composition of the diet, or reallocation of nutrients from reduced reproduction. To disentangle the contribution of these different mechanisms to extension of life span, we study the effect of caloric restriction on longevity and fecundity in two species of sugar-feeding parasitoid wasps. They have a simple diet that consists… CONTINUE READING
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