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On Mice Studies

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

A quick note on studies involving mice:

Many studies on hair-loss and life-span have been conducted on mice. These studies offer some possibly intriguing leads to follow, however we must remember that mice are not humans.

Further, in my opinion, one must note that many studies do not differentiate between good fats/bad fats, good carbs/bad carbs, and other possible environmental factors. Further, studies involving 12, 40, or even 100 mice might not be large enough to offer a solid lead to follow in humans or to experiment with clinically.

 

Study: Fat maintenance is a predictor of the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

This article archives the study titled: Fat maintenance is a predictor of the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction:

1) Article

Article: Mouse study turns fat-loss/longevity link on its head – Science Daily, 5/3/11

“studied the effect of food restriction on fat and weight loss in 41 genetically different strains of mice. The scientists then correlated the amount of fat reduction to life span … The answer: Mice that maintained their fat actually lived longer. Those that lost fat died earlier … People are best advised to adopt a moderate approach, not losing all fat but definitely not keeping unhealthy amounts of fat, either … None of the mice in this study were what we would consider to be obese”

Archived article: Mouse-Study-Turns-Fat-Loss-longevity-Link-on-Its-Head.pdf

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2) Journal reference:

Chen-Yu Liao, Brad A. Rikke, Thomas E. Johnson, Jonathan A.L. Gelfond, Vivian Diaz, James F. Nelson. Fat Maintenance Is a Predictor of the Murine Lifespan Response to Dietary Restriction. Aging Cell, 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2011.00702.x

Journal Summary:

Fat maintenance is a predictor of the murine lifespan response to dietary restriction     1. Chen-Yu Liao1,2,    2. Brad A. Rikke3,    3. Thomas E. Johnson3,4,    4. Jonathan A. L. Gelfond2,5,    5. Vivian Diaz2,    6. James F. Nelson1,2  Article first published online: 25 APR 2011  DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2011.00702.x
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