Dr. Longo is the Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California and the inventor of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) nutritechnology. He is considered by many to be the global leader in nutrition and ageing. Professor Longo discovered 20 years ago that two out of the three pathways caused cellular ageing. His research team then embarked on a journey to uncover an impactful intervention that slows or reverses biological ageing in order to delay the onset of age-related chronic diseases. Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes type 2, most cancers, and most cardiovascular diseases appear at a later age in life. Ageing is the catalyst of these diseases, and therefore by optimising the way we age, we can increase what is known as healthspan, the healthy part of human life prior to disease onset.
Professor Longo then proved that periodic fasting, done for several consecutive days, is a very powerful intervention that our body learned to naturally cope with by protecting and rejuvenating itself – both anti-ageing measures. Because it is difficult and risky nowadays to fast on water only, Professor Longo, under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, and National Institute on Ageing developed a natural plant-based meal programme named the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) which imitates fasting while feeding the body. Professor Longo’s work has been published in top scientific journals like Cell, Nature, Science, Journal of Translational Medicine, and covered by top global media like CNN, FOX, the BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, among others.
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