Aging and Diet

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are recruiting participants for a new study that investigates whether intermittent fasting or calorie restriction, i.e., losing weight, can slow the aging process and make people younger.

Courtney Peterson, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and site lead investigator, says this is the largest study on record investigating the effects of intermittent fasting on aging.

“With this study, we want to accomplish several goals — find out how easy it is to stick to these two diets long term, how much we can slow aging and improve overall health, and finally whether we can on a molecular level, such as regenerate stem cells, which would be very exciting,” Peterson said.

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