Five-day Fasting Diet Could Fight Disease, Slow Aging
Science Magazine referenced this diet, originally created by Longevity Institute’s Valter Longo and his colleagues. New clinical trial reveals that cutting back on food for just 5 days a month could help prevent or treat age-related illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Polluted Brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia
Science Magazine references studies by Longevity Institute’s Caleb Finch. “Finch says, ‘I think [air pollution] will turn out to be just the same as tobacco—there’s no safe threshold.'”
Growth-stunting gene may spare people from dementia
USC News notes study by Longevity Institute’s Valter Longo. The genetic mutation, which causes Laron syndrome, seems to be protective against age-dependent cognitive decline.
Newly discovered proteins may protect against age-related illnesses, study shows
USC News recognized a study by Longevity Institute’s Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Cohen states: “The findings are an important advance that will be ripe for rapid translation into drug development for diseases of aging.”