There has been this theory floating around that severe calorie restriction could lead to improved life expectancy.
As reported in the New York Times, a 25-year-long experiment on monkeys shows that this is not the case.
[T]he bottom line was that the monkeys that ate less did not live any longer than those that ate normally.
I would also like to mention, once again, the studies on humans which shows that overweight people live longer.
And relating this to my previous post, after fifty years of medical research, there’s no better recommendations for what people should be eating today than there were in 1962.