Possible mechanisms for how episodic and intermittent fasting are effective against aging
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that fasting and a fasting-mimicking diet are protective against aging. Identifying the mechanisms that drive these correlations is an area of active research. Decreased carbohydrate intake results in reduced insulin signaling, and reductions in protein intake leads to decreased mTOR activation, two major aging pathways. Furthermore, ketosis induced during fasting has a beneficial effect. In this clip, Dr. Eric Verdin describes how fasting or a fasting-mimicking diet can influence healthspan and lifespan including discussion of some of the potential mechanisms.
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