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Grantee in the News: Valter Longo research on Caloric Restriction in TIME, ABC News, and more

Jun 18
2015

Grantee in the News: Valter Longo research on Caloric Restriction in TIME, ABC News, and more View MoreBACK

Research by two-time AFAR Valter Longo, PhD, has recently captured major media attention.  Longo is a 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty awardee and the 2013 recipient of the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research.

Originally published in the of Cell Metabolism, Dr. Longo’s research found that in yeast, mice, and human trials, short-term, fasting-like diets reduced risk factors related to aging, diabetes, cardiovascular, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

In addition to this prominent scholarly publication, TIME Magazine’s June 18th issue reported on the study, which was later picked up by both
ABCNews, The Washington Postand the Huffington Post

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

For more information on the theory behind calorie restriction and aging, visit our InfoAging guide here.





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