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Awardee in the News: Valter Longo’s research on Health Benefits of Fasting in Business Insider

Mar 26
2018

Awardee in the News: Valter Longo’s research on Health Benefits of Fasting in Business Insider View MoreBACK

On March 19, 2018, Business Insider highlighted 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient Valter D. Longo, Ph.D.  

The article, “The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain,” explores the many benefits of caloric restriction on health, including potentially improving blood pressure, helping the body process fat, strengthening neural connections, as well as improving memory and mood. The article spotlights Dr. Longo’s research and book The Longevity Diet.

Later in the article, Longo cautions “against using the term ‘intermittent fasting’ too broadly.  We know various forms of fasts-like eating only during certain hours, restricting eating one or two days a week- are associated with health benefits. But we don’t know that all these health benefits are the same for all fasts.”

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, Leonard Davis and the Director of the USC Longevity Institute.





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