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Introducing Valter Longo, PhD. Health Insights for our Community in Singapore and Beyond.

Updated: Apr 17

Professor Valtar Longo Singapore

With the internet providing access to so many health experts and talking heads, we often get asked ‘who can be trusted, to watch or follow online, even to enjoy?’ The answer is not always obvious, as those in the media spotlight have their own area of expertise, biases, even their own unique style of presentation.


Whether you are part of our Singapore or global community, in this series of posts we present some of the key online health leaders whose media channels we enjoy.

Meet Valter Longo, PhD; longevity scientist and fasting advocate.

A small disclaimer, we do not necessarily endorse or agree everything that our featured personalities nor their guests might say, but we do enjoy the general direction that they take. Please talk to your doctor, or medical practitioner most familiar with your medical history, before implementing any changes in diet, exercise or lifestyle, especially if you are under treatment.


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Alastair

 

Valter Longo, PhD


Dr. Valter Longo, renowned as the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, is at the forefront of aging research. He also leads the Longevity and Cancer Program at the IFOM Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan, Italy.


Dr. Longo's multidisciplinary training in biochemistry, neurobiology, immunology, and more has informed his groundbreaking work on aging mechanisms and their implications for human health. His research has identified genetic pathways that regulate aging and developed interventions that could mitigate disease progression in both animal models and humans. Notably, his studies on the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) have shown promising results in reducing aging markers and disease risk factors. Scroll to bottom of page to see relevant studies.


Dr. Longo's dedication to improving public health extends beyond research, as evidenced by his commitment to providing accessible treatment, education on healthy living, and innovative research strategies through his foundations and philanthropic efforts.



Like many scientists, Professor Longo does not have his own YouTube channel. Enjoy this interview with Rich Roll (learn more about Rich here)


 
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Recommended Introductions


For longevity and high performance health, meet Dr Peter Attia and Dr Rhonda Patrick. For general health and wellbeing, meet Dr. Rangan Chartterjee.


Get moving with running Coach Parry, get mobile and improve your functional fitness Adam Sinicki and Ryan Hurst.


Dr Gil Carvalho provides easy to understand explanations of the science behind diet and nutrition studies, often cutting through misinformation.


Meet Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai for learnings on brain health, cognition and Alzheimer's .

Interested in plant-based eating for health or longevity? Then meet Dr Michael Greger.

 

Related Studies


Brandhorst S, Levine ME, Wei M, Shelehchi M, Morgan TE, Nayak KS, Dorff T, Hong K, Crimmins EM, Cohen P, Longo VD. Fasting-mimicking diet causes hepatic and blood markers changes indicating reduced biological age and disease risk. Nat Commun. 2024 Feb 20;15(1):1309. doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-45260-9. PMID: 38378685; PMCID: PMC10879164.


Mishra A, Giuliani G, Longo VD. Nutrition and dietary restrictions in cancer prevention. Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer. 2024 Jan;1879(1):189063. doi: 10.1016/j.bbcan.2023.189063. Epub 2023 Dec 24. PMID: 38147966.


Blaževitš O, Di Tano M, Longo VD. Fasting and fasting mimicking diets in cancer prevention and therapy. Trends Cancer. 2023 Mar;9(3):212-222. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2022.12.006. Epub 2023 Jan 14. PMID: 36646607.


Maragkakis M, Malla S, Hatzoglou M, Trifunovic A, Glick AB, Finkel T, Longo VD, Kaushik S, Muñoz-Cánoves P, Lithgow GJ, Naidoo N, Booth LN, Payea MJ, Herman AB, de Cabo R, Wilson DM, Ferrucci L, Gorospe M. Biology of Stress Responses in Aging. Aging Biol. 2023;1:20230002. doi: 10.59368/agingbio.20230001. Epub 2023 Jun 27. PMID: 38500537; PMCID: PMC10947073.


Mishra A, Longo VD. Fasting and Fasting Mimicking Diets in Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention and Treatment. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2022 Aug;33(3):699-717. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2022.04.009. Epub 2022 Jun 23. PMID: 35989059.


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