Insulin up = Lifespan down

From: Al Villalobos (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 16:44:56 MDT

Greetings Extropians,

The evidence keeps mounting up, folks. In some of my previous posts I've
mentioned the work of Drs. Walford and Parr (e-mail me if you need the
references again). Walford, of course, with his work on calorie
restriction and Parr work on insulin levels and accelerated/retarded ageing.

Well heres another one which I feel supports the above work. This is from
the JAMA, about as mainstream and repectable as you can get:

Dietary Fiber, Weight Gain,
and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults
Oct 27th, 1999 Vol 282, No. 16

All of the above work implicates high insulin levels as the likely culprit
in a host of age-related diseases and (dare I say?) the ageing process

Is anyone out there NOT convinced to lower their intake of carbohydrates,
increase their fiber intake and choose carbs from low on the glycemic index?

BTW, I did manage to get actual copies of Parr's work (and yes, they were
paid for) And I will be posting them as soon as I can get them scanned.


Al Villalobos

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