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The Panacea of Human Aging

Calorie Restriction Versus Exercise

Broskey, Nicholas T.1; Marlatt, Kara L.1; Most, Jasper1; Erickson, Melissa L.1; Irving, Brian A.1,2; Redman, Leanne M.1

doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000193
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Primary aging is the progressive decline in health and fitness and depends on metabolic rate and oxidative stress. Untoward changes in body composition and metabolic function characterizes secondary aging. We hypothesize that both exercise and calorie restriction improve secondary aging, but only calorie restriction improves primary. However, calorie restriction followed with exercise is a superior strategy for overall healthy aging.

1 Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

2 Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Corresponding Author: Leanne M. Redman, PhD, FTOS, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, (leanne.redman@pbrc.edu)

Funding: This work was funded by the NIH (R01 AG029914 and U01 AG020478) and supported in part by P30DK072476 (Pennington/Louisiana NORC).

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The authors have nothing to disclose.

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