Valter D. Longo (born October 9, 1967) is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of fasting and nutrient response. mechanisms in many eukaryotes. He is currently a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology with a position in the Department of Biological Sciences and the USC Longevity Institute.
Originally from Genoa, Italy, Valter Longo attended the University of North Texas majoring in Biochemistry. In 1992 he joined the laboratory of “calorie restriction” pioneer Roy Walford at UCLA where he studied calorie restriction and aging of the immune system. He completed his PhD work in Biochemistry studying antioxidant enzymes and anti-aging genes under Joan Valentine at UCLA in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease under Caleb Finch at the University of Southern California. Since 1997 he has been a faculty member at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Longo is a member of the USC’s Biology of Aging program as well as the director of the USC Longevity Institute, also launched the USC Davis School of Gerontology. s first study-abroad program, a summer class in the nutrition and genetics of aging in Italy. In 2011, he was profiled on the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman for his longevity-related research.
Longo’s fasting-mimicking diet is a low-calorie, low-protein, low-carbohydrate, high-fat meal program that is claimed to be effective in the treatment of chronic diseases. body with nutrition. FMD is considered a periodic fast. Longo developed the diet at the University of Southern California. It argues that it is possible to inhibit the metabolism of fasting, which causes it to be inhibited by the metabolic process, and provides the body with nutrients that do not trigger the body’s growth responses. <Ref name = “CellM0615” > Longo sells the diet through ProLon. Fasting mimicking diet is trademarked by L-Nutra, a company owned by USC,
* Nathan Shock Lecture Award, National Institute on Aging, NIH, 2010
Valter Longo is a founder of L-Nutra Inc., a company that markets food supplements. However, it has been given as much as possible, and it is possible to patients. He has declared to Italian TV to have donated his quota to charity organizations (Italia 1 channel, Le Iene, October 9, 2016).