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Awardee in the News: Valter Longo on fasting diet and longevity on CNBC

Oct 25
2017

Awardee in the News: Valter Longo on fasting diet and longevity on CNBC View MoreBACK

On October 24, 2017, CNBC spotlighted research by 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter D. Longo, PhD on fasting and longevity.

The article, “Fasting: A trending food idea and new frontier in longevity science” spotlight’s Dr. Longo’s research at the USC Davis Longevity Institute, noting:

Under the direction of the Longevity Institute's Dr. Valter Longo, a fasting diet has been tested on yeast, rodents and a small group of humans. The effects produced lead researchers to argue for larger clinical trials in humans. Longo also has launched a for-profit start-up business, L-Nutra, to sell the fasting diet to the public.

The article also references research co-authored by Dr. Longo in Cell exploring how a fasting-mimicking diet may help reverse diabetes

Later,  promising research by 2016 AFAR National Scientific Advisory Council member Julie Mattison, PhD, of the NIA/NIH looking at caloric restriction and rhesus monkeys.

Read the full article here.


Dr. Valter Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, Davis. 

 





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