Live Chat: Do Hungry Primates Live Longer?

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Last month, researchers reported that cutting calories didn’t extend life in primates—but 3 years earlier, another study seemed to show the opposite. The findings underscore confusion about how calorie restriction affects the body and whether it can be counted on to slow aging. Why did the two long-running studies get different results? What do we really know about this closely studied—and heavily hyped—life extender?

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