Food restriction, evolution and ageing.

  title={Food restriction, evolution and ageing.},
  author={T. B. Kirkwood and Daryl P. Shanley},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  volume={126 9},
The food restriction model for life extension is nearing "three-score and 10" years of age and remains in good shape, preserving much of the mystique of its youth. Although originally described for laboratory rodents, recent work shows that food restriction also appears to slow ageing processes in a range of other animal species, raising the question of whether this response represents some generalised evolutionary adaptation, perhaps a strategy to cope with periods of famine. If the food… CONTINUE READING

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