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Antiaging Research Priorities [was Re: Major Criticisms of

Nelson Navarro nelsonn at epix.net
Fri Sep 18 20:05:57 EST 1998

David Lloyd-Jones wrote:
> On calorie restriction:
> I think it is hilarious, and very American, that one of the Toms (TomLEF?)
> suggested studying CR so that its essence could be discovered and then
> perhaps injected into or fed to the population at large. Why not just
> restrict calories?

That's like saying, let's cut auto accident death rates by eliminating
automobiles; while he's saying, let's find out how car crashes kill
people and add safety devices like seatbelts.
If you look into it, you'll see that an effective CR diet means more
than just giving up icecream. It apparently involves dedication and
willpower and willingness to make tradeoffs and sacrifices that most
people simply cannot or don't want to make.

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