RECAST: The Longevity Diet with Valter Longo, PhD


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Episode Summary

In this conversation, Dr. Longo discusses the main takeaways from his 25 years of groundbreaking research and how they apply to aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe. We talk about components of the longevity diet he has dedicated years to developing and the role of fasting in health and aging. Dr. Longo explains the “fasting-mimicking diet”, or FMD, and some of the exciting results from studies in which FMD has shown regenerative outcomes. We talk about the broad implications for disease management and healthy aging. Tune in for a fascinating conversation!

Episode Notes

Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Dr. Longo received the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).

Dr. Longo is an author of The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight.


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