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July 7, 2021
11 a.m. EDT

Join Dudley Lamming, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a deep dive into his research involving how diets can affect metabolic health and longevity.

The population of the world is aging, but for many, living longer will not necessarily mean living in good health. Finding ways to promote healthy aging is critical. In this webinar, Lamming will highlight recent and ongoing research on how quality, quantity and timing of what we eat affects metabolic health, frailty and longevity. First, he will discuss research that uses genetic mouse models to explore the role of insulin sensitivity in calorie restriction, an intervention that extends the healthspan and lifespan of diverse species, including mice. Lamming will explore the role of calorie- and collaterally imposed fasting on the benefits of a calorie-restricted diet. He will also examine how dietary levels of protein and branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine affect longevity. The results of Lamming’s work suggest that daily fasting or reducing dietary branched-chain amino acids may have the potential to promote healthy aging. 


Dudley Lamming PhDDudley Lamming, PhD, is an associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began his lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 following completion of his PhD at Harvard University and postdoctoral studies at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lamming’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient-responsive signaling pathways can be harnessed to promote health and longevity. He is a past recipient of the Gerontological Society of America Nathan Shock New Investigator Award and the American Physiological Society Endocrinology & Metabolism Section New Investigator Award. Lamming is a fellow of the American Aging Association and the Gerontological Society of America, and is an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed scientific journals.


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