Josh Mitteldorf

Caloric restriction

“If there is very little food … the last thing you need is to add to the death rate with aging and the weakening that comes with age. The best thing you can do is to live a long time, don’t have your children yet, but you wait for the famine to be over. When the famine is over, then you have your children and you can ensure the continuation of the population. I see the caloric restriction effect as a population stabilization adaptation. And then the whole thing makes sense.”