What science can reveal about aging
Broadcast: Midmorning, 07/23/2009, 10:06 a.m.
Newly published research on monkeys' diets suggest that a restricted-calorie diet could be the key for humans to live longer. How is scientific research changing our view of longevity, and will it give clues to how we will age in the future?
- Richard Weindruch: Gerontologist and researcher, directs the Aging and Cancer Developing Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and leads the study on caloric restriction in monkeys.
- Robert Butler: Gerontologist, psychiatrist and president/CEO of the International Longevity Center-USA. His book "Why Survive? Being Old in America" won a Pulitzer Prize.
- Richard Miller: Associate Director for Research, Geriatrics Center at the University of Michigan.