August 31, 2012

Counting Didn't Help Monkeys

1 Limiting Calories May Add Health, Not Years

Health span may be separate from life span, suggest scientists who restricted calories among a colony of rhesus monkey that were tracked for more than 20 years. The monkeys that had diets with calories restricted at 30 percent below normal didn't live longer than monkeys allowed to eat an unrestricted number of calories. However, the monkeys who had restricted-calorie diets were less likely to develop cancer. Prior studies with rats and mice showed that calorie restriction could extend life span, but the primate study findings suggest that humans may live healthier lives, but not longer lives after restricting calories. The findings were published in Nature.

More at Los Angeles Times | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Counting Calories Not Best for Weight Loss

Tags: Counting Calories, Journal Nature, Adding Years Life, How Live Healthier, How Avoid Cancer, Restricting Calories, National Institute on Aging

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Take It Straight and Sippy

2 Curved Beer Glass May Cause Quicker Drinking

The shape of your beer glass may affect how quickly you drink its contents, say researchers from the University of Bristol. They found people drink more quickly from a curved glass than a straight glass! Researchers also found that the glass shape didn't affect the speed of consuming soft drinks. People drinking from curved or straight glasses both finished up soft drinks in about seven minutes. Yet, beer drinkers took seven minutes to consume a half pint from a curved glass, and 11 minutes to finish a half pint from a straight glass. According to the report, drinking time may be slowed by nearly 60 percent when an alcoholic beverage like beer is served in a straight glass instead of a curved one. The study, involving 159 men and women, was published in the journal PLoS ONE.

More at BBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Guys Misinterpret Women When Drinking Beer, Beer May Make You Stronger and Skinnier

Tags: Journal PLoS ONE, University of Bristol, Beer Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed, How Fast Drink Beer, Curved Beer Glass, Straight Beer Glass

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