Primate Models for Dietary Restriction Research

  • G. S. Roth
  • D. K. Ingram
  • R. G. Cutler
Part of the ILSI Monographs book series (ILSI MONOGRAPHS)


During the six-odd decades in which reduced dietary intake has been established as the only definitive intervention for extension of maximum life span in mammals, two burning questions have persisted. First, what is the mechanism responsible for the life-prolongation effect, and second, can this effect be achieved in humans (or for that matter, any animal higher on the evolutionary scale than rodents)?


Rhesus Monkey Primate Model Squirrel Monkey Phys Anthropol Striatal Dopamine Receptor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Roth
    • 1
  • D. K. Ingram
    • 1
  • R. G. Cutler
    • 1
  1. 1.Molecular Physiology and Genetics Section, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular BiologyThe Nathan W. Shock Laboratories of the Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Francis Scott Key Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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