Re: life extension question

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 18:44:05 MDT

> If you are slim "naturally" you probably have a fast metabolism, which isn't
> good for anti-aging. Not many people will willingly restrict calories for
> long periods of time, while maintaining adequate nutrition, while food is
> abundant. Evolution favors fast growth and abundant breeding, and that can
> best be accomplished with an inbred desire for high calorie foods to insure
> our survival. So true CR is hard to find in a natural environment, and
> humans are difficult subjects to study because of their long life spans.
> GM
> (long time lurker--hi!)

Hi GM,

As a naturally slim person, with a slow metabolism, I'd add to your excellent
comments that disease hasn't yet provided an accurate profile of its intended
targets. Nonetheless, since being overweight has its medical disadvantages, CR
is generally good advice for most first worlders, because most of 'em are

Stay hungry,

--J. R.
3M TA3

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