Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Assignment #1

The Calorie-Restriction Experiment By JON GERTNER Published: October 7, 2009 1) The large clinical trial was done and financed by National Institutes of Health also known as Calerie which stands for Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy. 2) As I stated in question one the trial was financed by National Institutes of Health. 3) Since the study was done by the National Institute of Health, they are most likely doing this clinical trial to find ways to reduce obesity and/or increase health in the United States. Another result that was intended to find was investigating how a Spartan diet affects the aging process and its associated diseases. They also are trying to discover how to maximize the human life span. 4) Sample size is included. It is stated that there are 132 men and women, in the Boston, St. Louis, and Baton Rouge areas that were part of this clinical trial. All members participated for 2 years, but were started at different times. 5) The results are clearly stated, yet there are many different variables that were being watched, so the article was very long with many different sets of results. One example is that by using calorie restriction, these participants will not die from the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and Europe, which is cardiovascular death. This is because the way the subjects are monitored they would not develop diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. 6) No graphs were used in this article.

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