Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 1st, 2004
Several animal studies have found that reducing caloric intake by one-third to one-half for the animals' lifetime prevents various types of cancer, but the implications of short-term caloric restriction are largely unknown. Reproducing these types of studies in humans obviously raises ethical and practical issues.
During World War II, a famine in the western part of The Netherlands resulted from a food embargo imposed...
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