morphy at alumni.caltech.edu
Tue Apr 26 14:39:59 UTC 2011
You snuck the word "severe" in there, which is quite important. CRON
is not equal to SCRON. And in fact, sufficiently severe CRON will kill
you pretty quickly. Numbers matter, proportions matter. Try to talk in
more quantitative terms if you're able.
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 April 2011 14:38, Jones Murphy <morphy at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
>> CRON doesn't trade away intensity for duration per se. It trades away
>> youthful intensity(from a period when one has lots to spare) for
>> middle age and later intensity(during a period when this means
>> avoiding a lot of aches and pains and more serious problems) AND
>> duration, a very big difference.
> Aren't dramatically reduced physical performance (power *and*
> resistance), reduced libido, reduced fertility, reduced mobility,
> reduced aggressiveness, reduced resilience to temperature variations,
> reduced endurance to fasting periods, reduced range of interests (as
> in "food, food, food!"), mood alterations, reduced sociability,
> well-described consequences of severe caloric restrictions amongst
> humans? Both forced and deliberate CRs?
> What exactly would be the point? This sounds as a disease in itself to
> me. In fact, there is little surprise that CR has often been
> deliberately adopted in history to secure the effects described above.
> Stefano Vaj
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