Dr. Valter Longo On Fasting, Ketogenesis + Low-Protein Diets FULL INTERVIEW

Dr. Valter Longo On Fasting, Ketogenesis + Low-Protein Diets FULL INTERVIEW

Dr. Valter Longo, Director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute has been researching fasting for decades and created the revolutionary protocol known as the “Fasting Mimicking Diet.”

In this interview, Registered Dietitian Whitney English chats with Dr. Longo about the biological effects of fasting, the research supporting a plant-based, low-protein diet, and how fasting/FMDs may prevent or treat chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cognitive decline.

For an abbreviated 20-minute version of this interview with Dr. Longo, check out the highlights video:

And if you’re interested in learning more, pick up a copy of Dr. Longo’s book “The Longevity Diet” on Amazon:

I am also giving away a copy of it here:

Since this is such a long interview, I’ve provided timecodes for some of the key topics:

0:55 – basic research on the benefits of fasting
2:28 – lifespan extension in yeast
6:25 – preferential visceral fat loss during fasting/FMD
11:53 – development of The Longevity Diet
12:59 – research on low-protein vs. high-protein diets
16:34 – studies of centenarians and The Blue Zones
26:44 – main components of the Longevity Diet
27:27 – time-restricted feeding and intermittent fasting
33:06 – benefits of plant-based protein vs. animal-based protein
37:37 – protein intake for muscle-building vs. longevity
40:54 – higher protein recommendations for elderly
44:35 – safety of fasting/fasting mimicking diets for cancer patients
48:57 – details of the fasting mimicking diet
51:20 – difference between fasting/FMD and ketogenic diets
1:01:16 – clinical studies of fasting mimicking diets to treat multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer
1:05:07 – coffee consumption during FMD
1:11:40 – 5 foods for a longevity-promoting diet
1:13:29 – fish intake in the diet
1:14:49 – absolute lifespan

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