Roy Walford

June 29th

29 June 1924; He died on April 27, 2004, at the age of 79.

Roy Lee Wolford, Jr. He was an American pathologist and gerontologist who pioneered and wrote books on restricting food intake to prolong life. He meticulously applied this concept with a diet limited to 1,600 calories per day, hoping to reach the age of 120. Research conducted at the University of California in the 1960s discovered that mice were fed a diet that limited their calorie intake by about 40 percent. almost doubled their life span. He is also known as one of eight people who have lived in Biosphere 2 since 1991, in an experiment to see if humans can live for two years in a closed, independent environment.

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