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Yale Study Explains Why Calorie Restrictions Increase Human Health

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Science.Researchers based this study on results from the Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) clinical trial.

This marked the first-ever controlled study of calorie restrictions in healthy humans. ADVERTISEMENT For the trial, the research team gathered information on the baseline calorie intake of over 200 participants.

The researchers also asked some participants to reduce their calories by 14% while the rest continued their regular diet. Then, the team studied the long-term health implications of eating a low-calorie diet over two years.They already knew the benefits of calorie restrictions on lab animals.

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