Friday, July 10, 2009

Live A Little.

A newly published study suggests that calorie restriction in diets can extend lives. Mice given 30% fewer calories lived up to 40% longer and rhesus monkeys on the diet were able to avoid certain diseases associated with aging.
The older, thinner mice and monkeys were also miserable.

Scientists hope to prove that calorie restriction in human diets will have similar effects in terms of delaying aging. Although, unlike the controlled experiments, humans can eat an effing cupcake whenever they want one, so researchers believe the study may be flawed. Also, most people agree that spending 99% of your extra 10% of life shouting things like, "I'm hungry, idiot!" just isn't worth it.

8 comments:

julie said...

but then did you see the study out of japan that said chubby people live longer?

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/chubby-people-live-longest-japan-study-20090619-cr4u.html

Jess said...

That's always the way, right? One study says something important, another study says the exact opposite. Do you think I could get a grant to study that?

I just don't like how all this research has to do with mice and rhesus monkeys. I'm not a mouse or a rhesus monkey. "Coffee and alcohol not good for mice and rhesus monkeys." "Coffee and alcohol AMAZING for mice and rhesus monkeys."

Well, which is it?

While they figure it out, I'll be at the bar.

Plus, I just saw something online that said, "Woman Sitting on Toilet Accidentally Shot." So I guess my point is, eat pie when you want pie. Have a pint when you want a pint. You never know when you might get shot on the toilet.

Ness said...

"Two weeks before the pageant, i was brushing up on current events, practicing my talent, and running 18 miles a day, on about 400 calories. i was ready."

Jess said...

Nessa, that seriously just made my day.

Ness said...

How many times did you repeat it?!? "onnnnn about 400 calories...." Don't lie!

Jess said...

"Here she is...Our Mount Rose American Teen Princess. Look at her, doesn't she look fine?"

Now that song will be in stuck in your head.
You're welcome.

So funny though. I knew you were doing the voice too.

"You'd think they'd build the parking lot of America to go with the Mall of America."

I could quote that movie all day. And I think i will.

Naomi said...

I'm a bit late on this one, but I'd just like to add:

Don't cry out loud. Just keep it inside, learn how to hide your feelings. Fly high and proud. And if you should fall, remember you almost had it all.

Aaaaaand scene.

Pamplemousse said...

A-L-A-B-A-M-A. Alabama.
A-L-A-S-K-A. Alaska.
A-R-I-Z-O-N-A. Arizona.
A-R-K-A-

you get it.