Even if science can’t make life longer, perhaps a pill can make a long life better

By Tom Siegfried, 11:02 AM June 17, 2013

To live long and prosper (physically, not financially), you’d probably rather take a pill than starve yourself. So far, though, most of the evidence says very-low-calorie diets are the best strategy for living a longer life. At least if you’re a worm or a fly.

It hasn’t been established that less food means a longer life for people. Still, the possible life-extending effects of drastic diets have scientists salivating over the prospect of a pill that could mimic the benefits of caloric re...

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