Can Cutting Calories Increase Life Spans? (3 of 3) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Rhesus monkey Canto, 27, and on a restricted diet, is pictured at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 28, 2009. The animal is among the oldest surviving subjects in a pioneering long-term study of the links between diet and aging in Rhesus macaque monkeys, which have an average life span of about 27 years in captivity. Lead researcher Richard Weindruch, a professor of medicine in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and co-author Ricki Colman, associate scientist at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, report new findings in the journal Science that a nutritious, but reduced-calorie, diet blunts aging and delays the onset of such aged-related disorders as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy. This image relates to an article that appeared in the July 10, 2009, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The study, by Dr. Ricki Colman of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and colleagues was titled, "Caloric Restriction Delays Disease Onset and Mortality in Rhesus Monkeys." Credit [Image © University of Wisconsin-Madison University Communications/Photo by Jeff Miller] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.