Lifespan extension by dietary restriction is not linked to protection against somatic DNA damage in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Edman2009LifespanEB,
  title={Lifespan extension by dietary restriction is not linked to protection against somatic DNA damage in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Ursula Edman and Ana Mar{\'i}a Reyes Garc{\'i}a and Rita A. Busuttil and Dylan J. Sorensen and Martha J Lundell and Pankaj Kapahi and Jan Vijg},
  journal={Aging cell},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={331-8}
}
Dietary restriction (DR) has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in multiple species tested so far. The pro-longevity effect of DR is often ascribed to an increase in cellular defense against somatic damage, most notably damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS), considered a major cause of aging. Especially irreversible damage to DNA, the carrier of… CONTINUE READING