Does early-life diet affect longevity? A meta-analysis across experimental studies.
Life-history theory predicts that nutrition influences lifespan owing to trade-offs between allocating resources to reproduction, growth and repair. Despite occasional reports that early diet has strong effects on lifespan, it is unclear whether this prediction is generally supported by empirical studies. We conducted a meta-analysis across experimental studies manipulating pre- or post-natal diet and measuring longevity. We found no overall effect of early diet on lifespan. We used meta-regr...Expand abstract
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- © The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved. This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from the Royal Society at: [10.1098/rsbl.2016.0291].
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