Originally Posted by newdadkel
Uhhhhhh maybe the Rhesus monkey is close to some guys but not me...lol.
True definitive studies in humans will not be possible. The ethical hurdles alone would prevent a well-defined study from being done.
Certainly anecdotal evidence suggests that decreasing caloric intake does seem to prolong lifespan, but what is the quality of that life-span? And you really have to look at the design of the study: what is their hypothesis? Did they "adjust" the data to fit a conclusion? And you cannot simply apply one conclusion from one species and apply it broadly to all others.
As noted above, how fun is it really to be 6' 130lbs? No thanks!
It is like feeling like a teenager and it feels definitely great.
True definitive studies are no more needed than any other alternative anti-aging method that you can imagine. BTW, world's oldest man is doing kind of CR.