Your diet can have an enormous influence on how long you live and your likelihood of contracting disease. In this interview, Valter Longo Ph.D., professor of gerontology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California and director of The Longevity Institute, discusses the health benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet.
The fasting-mimicking diet developed by Longo’s team is thus named because it affects important disease and aging pathways in your body, such as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), IGFBP1, glucose and ketone bodies, in the same way water-only fasting does. Longo has done extensive research in one of my areas of passion, which is optimizing mitochondrial metabolism through dietary interventions. He’s also spent many years looking at the health effects of calorie restriction.
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