A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.
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Professor Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute, is investigating how fasting and diets that mimic fasting’s effects can help immune function, including the body’s response to viruses.
A fasting-mimicking diet could spur cellular repair and improve health, says USC Leonard Davis Professor Valter Longo.
Clinical trial shows reduction of inflammation in humans; fasting-mimicking diet appears to reverse Crohn’s and colitis pathology in mice.
The USC Leonard Davis School professor makes Time's first annual list of the most influential people in health care.
CNN quoted Valter Longo, who runs the Longevity Institute at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. He says that periodic fasting provides a “potential alternative to taking lots of drugs,” and no major diet changes are necessary. “You can do this for five days,
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Professor Valter Longo, expert on dietary restriction and regeneration, leads team of USC and Harvard researchers looking to slow aging and prevent disease.
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology scientist Valter Longo talks about how to live a longer and healthier life.
Commonly used cancer drugs known to increase blood sugar appeared to also increase chemotherapy-related cell damage in mice, raising possible risks for cancer patients taking similar drug combinations; fasting or glucose reduction reversed the increase in toxicity.
Periodic cycles of fasting reprogram pancreatic cells and restore insulin production, USC researchers find.