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Grantees in the News: Sebastian Brandhorst and Valter Longo’s research in Cell Reports on Fasting-Mimicking Diet to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Mar 11
2019

Grantees in the News: Sebastian Brandhorst and Valter Longo’s research in Cell Reports on Fasting-Mimicking Diet to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease. View MoreBACK

 

On March 5, 2019, Cell Reports published research co-authored by AFAR experts Sebastian Brandhorst,PhD and Valter Longo, MD exploring how a fast-mimicking diet may reduce the effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Fasting primes the body for improvement but it is “re-feeding” that allows cells and tissues to rebuild, their research found.

Dr. Brandhorst is a 2017 Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging recipient.

Dr. Longo is a 1998 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty recipient and 2013 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient.

Read the research—"Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology”—here and a related story on Science Blog here.

 





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