EP 190 - Encore Episode: The Secret to Longevity: A Look at the Research

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Your diet may be the key to your cellular health and vitality.
Air Date: 7/28/20
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Valter Longo, PhD
Professor Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of aging studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases and the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases.

He is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and Director of the Longevity Institution at the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the leading centers devoted to teaching and research on aging. He is also director of the Oncology Laboratory and longevity at the Institute of Molecular Oncology IFOM in Milan.

Professor Longo received the Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA/NIH) in 2010 and in 2013 the Vincent Cristofalo ‘Rising Star’ Award for Research on Ageing, and the 2016 Glenn Award for research in the Biology of Aging.

In 2015, after a number of his papers were among the most widely cited in the biomedical field, Time magazine called him a ‘guru of longevity.’
  • Book Title: The Longevity Diet
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/profvalterlongo
EP 190 - Encore Episode: The Secret to Longevity: A Look at the Research
Dr. Valter Longo finds the fasting-mimicking diet can eliminate damaged cells and prompt healthy cell creation in mice. This longevity diet may prove helpful for human healing.

With so many diets out there, it’s easy to get confused about what would best lend itself to longevity, Dr. Longo supports a vegan diet with fish added. A diet high in animal fat lends itself to increased mortality.

Dr. Longo recommends eating two meals plus one snack per day instead of three meals for weight loss. Breakfast and lunch or dinner are advised. The snack should be about 200 calories, preferably a salad.

Listen as Dr. Longo joins Dr. Taz to discuss the longevity diet and how much body fat is healthy.