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UW study finds monkeys that eat less live longer

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Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio

A University of Wisconsin study shows monkeys that eat less food live longer and have fewer age-related diseases. The latest research on calorie reduction contradicts an earlier study by the National Institute of Aging.

In this study, adult rhesus monkeys had their daily caloric intake cut by 30 percent. Others in a control group ate as much as they wanted. The control group monkeys had three times the risk of disease and death.

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