Animal studies suggest caloric restriction is beneficial, but what does some of the first human data show?
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What about getting really skinny, though? Fact or fiction: Severe caloric restriction—like not eating every other day—has been found to extend the lives and improve cognition of animals in laboratories, but human data has been lacking, until now. A study published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, perhaps the most prestigious scientific journal in the country. You can’t get enough people to stick to alternate-day fasting long enough to see if people actually live longer, but if you pay them enough you can get them to go 3 months with skip-a-day eating to at least study the cognitive part.
So, for human beings, does caloric restriction help or not?
They found a dramatic improvement in memory.
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