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Experts in the News: Research by Valter Longo and Rafael DeCabo on intermittent fasting, immune health and inflammaging in Forbes

Jan 14
2020

Experts in the News: Research by Valter Longo and Rafael DeCabo on intermittent fasting, immune health and inflammaging in Forbes View MoreBACK

On January 6, 2020, Forbes spotlighted research by AFAR experts Valter Longo, PhD and Rafeael DeCabo, PhD in an article exploring how intermittent fasting may improve immune health and reduce age-related inflammation. The piece references a 2014 study in Cell Stem Cell by Dr. Longo on how fasting lowers white blood cell counts, which in turn triggers the production of new white blood cells and strengthens the immune system. The article next spotlights a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. DeCabo that explores how fasting also helps with weight loss and reducing inflammation.

Dr. Longo is a 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient, as well as a 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient. He is also the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and a Professor of Biological Sciences at the Leonard Davis School at the University of Southern California.

Dr. DeCabo is a 2014 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient. He is also a Senior Investigator of the Translational Gerontology Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Read the Forbes article, “Can Intermittent Fasting Reset Your Immune System,” here.

Read the research by Dr. Longo, “Prolonged Fasting Reduces IGF-1/PKA to Promote Hematopoietic-Stem-Cell-Based Regeneration and Reverse Immunosuppression,” here.

Read the research by Dr. DeCabo, “Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease,here.





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