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Eat Less: Live Better, Live Longer? The Scientific Evidence for Dietary Restriction and A Longer, Healthier Life

Monday, June 4, 2012 @ 10:00 AM-12:01 PM

Featured Speaker: Luigi Fontana, M.D., Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science, and Associate Director, Longevity Research Program, Washington University School of Medicine; Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Salerno Medical School, Salerno, Italy

Aging is a complex biological process characterized by progressive functional and structural deterioration of multiple organ systems.  There are currently no interventions or gene manipulations that can prevent, stop or reverse the aging process. However, from yeast to monkeys to humans, there is research to show a number of interventions that can slow aging and prolong lifespan up to 60%.

Today, the average life expectancy for men and women in the U.S. is 81.73 years, though many people begin to experience a significant decline in health at around age 50.  Restrict your calorie intake to three-quarters of what you normally eat and you might not only live longer, but healthier.  Washington University researcher Dr. Luigi Fontana talks about the latest research on calorie restriction and what is says about closing the gap between lifespan and healthspan.

To be held at:
OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Registration required.  FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter.  OPEN to ALL.  Space is limited.  Middle and high school students welcome. 

To register call 314-533-8586, or e-mail events@academyofsciencestl.org.

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Date:
Monday, June 4, 2012
Time:
10:00 AM-12:01 PM
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