Re: Longevity: Nutrients: What, How Much, And How To Take It.

Mitchell Porter (
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 17:38:12 +1000 (EST)

[Mike Cowar]
>I want a list of All necessary nutients,
>thier Optimal dosage,
>and most efficient method of administration
>for the purpose of longevity.

The Life Extension Foundation states (at
that "[the] ideal diet for health and longevity is a low-calorie, low-fat,
low-salt, diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods and
high-fiber foods." Not quite as specific as you requested, but I don't
think anyone knows how to optimize diet for longevity yet.

[Curt Adams]
> If you're really serious about longevity, try calorie restriction. Even that
> is not yet provem to work in people, although it has worked in any animal
> model short-lived and cheap enough to test.

Beware starting calorie restriction too young or too quickly. I wish
I had an authoritative source for this, but the CR FAQ makes no such
warning. All I can say is that in my own notes on calorie restriction
( I've recorded
several comments to this effect - most likely picked up from One even went so far as to say, "Don't start
until you're 45."

Calorie Restriction FAQ - latest vesion is a mailing list on caloric restriction, run