MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Valter Longo, PhD
Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology
Professor of Biological Sciences
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Director of the USC Longevity Institute
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The use of a low calorie diet that mimics fasting for 4 days twice a month starting at middle age can extend lifespan and rejuvenate mice.
In humans a similar diet once a month causes improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure , inflammation, fasting glucose etc consistent with rejuvenation
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: That the use of periodic fasting mimicking diets dine only 3-4 times per year can have major effects on aging and disease.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: The finding can be applied to many diseases so research can focus on many applications and the mechanisms responsible for its effects
Disclosures: I have equity interest in a company that makes medical food but I donate everything to charity.
A Periodic Diet that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan.
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