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Tag: Caloric Restriction

Fasting diet
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein and colleagues recently published a review summarizing anti-aging diets as well as their misconceptions [1]. Caloric restriction, fasting-mimicking diets, and intermittent fasting While fasting diets have been practiced for centuries, a recent re-emergence of this research has come to the anti-aging field. The general idea behind fasting diets is to cut back...
Small meal
A review published in The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences has outlined what effects caloric restriction (CR) has on the development and differentiation of stem cells. Stem cells and their exhaustion The reviewers began by discussing stem cell exhaustion, a hallmark of aging and a common concern of aging research that we have covered extensively....
Fasting clock
A recent study in Clinical and Translational Medicine followed people who went 5 days without eating and found improvements both immediately afterwards and up to 98 days later. Fasting for longevity Fasting is a practice in which an individual abstains from food and calories for a given length of time. There have been many preclinical...
Time restricted eating
Scientists have shown in mice that long-term caloric restriction can attenuate age-related immunosenescence on par with antibody-mediated clearance of senescent T-cells. On top of that, caloric restriction predictably improved glucose tolerance and lowered inflammation [1]. Senescent cells: inflamed and half-dead Immunosenescence is an umbrella term for a variety of largely detrimental changes that our immune...
AKG may be a useful supplement for slowing down aging.
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) has long been a popular sports supplement and is often used in the bodybuilding world, but interest in this molecule has now reached the aging research field due to its central role in metabolism. What is alpha-ketoglutarate? AKG is a naturally occurring endogenous intermediary metabolite and part of the Krebs cycle, which means...
Smell of Food
Experiments by researchers in China and the US have shown that the smell of food is enough to reduce the lifespan gains caused by dietary restriction in nematodes. By unraveling the genetic and neurological network behind this, the team found evidence that the same might hold true in mammals. Dietary restriction is more than a...