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26 May 2011

Are extreme low-kJ diets healthier?

Science has shown that diets that veer close to starvation can make everything from mice to monkeys live longer. But can such a strict eating regimen prolong human lives to be healthier, happier?

Science has shown that diets that veer close to starvation can make everything from mice to monkeys live longer. But can such a strict eating regimen prolong human lives, and if so, would those extra years be healthy, happy ones?

Since he started, he has shed 27kg and now has a body-mass index of 19, just one notch above underweight (which is 18). His body fat composition is only 10%.

Study on kilojoule restricted diets

 
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