Grantee in the News: Luigi Fontana explores the Health Benefits of Small Caloric Restrictions in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
On July 11, 2019, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology published research coauthored by AFAR expert Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD, that suggests small caloric restrictions of approximately 300 calories per day in young and middle-aged individuals may lead to long-term health benefits.
Dr. Fontana is a 2009 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient and 2016 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient. He is a Professor, Leonard P. Ullman Chair in Translational Metabolic Health, and Director of the Healthy Longevity Research and Clinical Program at the University of Sydney.
Read the study, “2 years of calorie restriction and cardiometabolic risk (CALERIE): exploratory outcomes of a multicenter, phase 2, randomized controlled trial,” here.