Go Ahead & Have That Slice of Pie

"Our message is that suffering years of misery to remain super-skinny is not going to have a big payoff in terms of a longer life." Evolutionary biologist John Phelan of the U. California, co-author of a report estimating that a lifetime of caloric restriction could result in human life extension of only about 7 percent, not the 40 percent to 50 percent some have speculated.

From "So Noted" in the WaPo's Health section this morning.