, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 153–155

Dietary restriction-induced life extension: a broadly based biological phenomenon


DOI: 10.1007/s10522-006-9015-0

Cite this article as:
Masoro, E.J. Biogerontology (2006) 7: 153. doi:10.1007/s10522-006-9015-0


It is concluded that dietary restriction will extend the life of all species in the Animalia Kingdom, including the human species. This conclusion is based on the fact that hormesis is a component of the life-extending action and the other anti-aging effects of dietary restriction. It is also concluded that given the currently available database, it is not possible to predict the quantitative effect of dietary restriction on the human life span.


Aging processesHormesisMaintenance processesRepair processes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging StudiesUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA