Moderate caloric restriction delays cataract formation in the Emory mouse.

@article{Taylor1989ModerateCR,
  title={Moderate caloric restriction delays cataract formation in the Emory mouse.},
  author={Allen Taylor and Antoinette Zuliani and Robert E. Hopkins and Gerard E. Dallal and P Treglia and John F. R. Kuck and Karl-heinz Kuck},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={1741-6}
}
Eye lens senile cataract is a major cause of blindness, affecting the elderly in particular. The etiology of the disorder has been elusive, and attempts to delay the onset of senile cataracts have been unsuccessful. The need for more information is underscored by epidemiologists who estimate that the ability to delay cataract formation in humans by only 10 years would eliminate the need for 50% of the cataract extractions performed annually in the United States. The Emory mouse provides the… CONTINUE READING