|Home • Forum • What's New • What to Eat • Short/Long-Term Benefits of CR • Books • Links, References & Resources|
|Supplements • 2000 Poll: Graphics • Poll: Statistics • Theories of Aging • CR Mimetics • Science and Research • CRONies|
|You are here: Home > Protection|
Calorie Restriction = Protection
Take a look at the graphic below. The US Centers for Disease Control data shows these to be the leading causes of death in the United States, circa 2003. In addition, the latest numbers tell us that diet (too many calories, nutriet-deficient foods) and physical inactivity has surpassed tobacco as the leading killer.
Let's assume that you are sensible and do not smoke, nor over-consume alcohol or use illicit drugs, and practice safe sex. These wise precautions on your part would still leave you suscptible to pathogens and toxic agents -- some of whose risks are somewhat out of our control or unknownto us at any given time. How can calorie restriciton help you against these ravages?
Solar radiation -- UV
Air pollution (daily exposure in urban and industrial environments, indoor parking garages, cooking, dry-cleaning agents, household cleaners)
Water pollution including: flouride in drinking water and produce; some heavy metals; other leached contaminants
Herbicides and pesticides in produce
(speculative) EM fields (power grids, transformers, cell phones)
Caution: put in extreme conditions, CR may work aganist you
Try the LIFE-SAVING and CALORIE RESTRICTED Zone Diet for a week