Re: Life extension in practice/was Re: the cut and paste blues...

From: Brian Manning Delaney (
Date: Sat Feb 19 2000 - 12:35:10 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:


> If there _were_ such a thing as practical life
> extension, many of us would no doubt do that.

There _is_ such a thing, and many of us DO practice it: Calorie restriction
(aka, the "high/low diet"). See (Practical, but yes, difficult,
for most.)

> But while there have been many studies
> showing some correlations between diets
> containing certain nutrients and certain
> health benefits, there has not been a
> single study I'm aware of to show that
> popping vitamin pills has any positive health
> benefit at all.

Too strong, but if you replace "has any pos. health ben. at all" with "has a
pos. effect on the aging process," you are correct, with the POSSIBLE exception
of PBN (and the effect appears to be very small).


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