Ageing and nutrition

  • P. Payne


Manipulation of diet composition or the imposition of controlled feeding are the only means known for increasing the lifespan of homeotherms and for changing the pattern of incidence of degenerative diseases. For this reason, a review of the subject of ageing and nutrition will necessarily deal largely with the results of a variety of nutritional studies on small laboratory animals.


Energy Intake Protein Intake Dietary Protein Small Laboratory Animal Adult Body Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK

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