Special Issue "Calorie Restriction’s Effects on Health and Disease: From Basic Research to Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: biology of aging; longevity science; calorie restriction mimetics; food factor
Calorie restriction is one of the most viable interventions to help reduce morbidity from age-related diseases and to increase healthy lifespans and longevity. The term itself implies various forms of nutritional interventions, such as reducing total caloric intake, reducing macronutrients, and temporal limitation of food intake, in ways that include intermittent fasting and limiting eating periods. Recently, calorie restriction mimetics, which imitate the health benefits of calorie restriction without actual food intake restriction, have been attracting attention for use in nutritional interventions and drug development to support healthy lives.
In this Special Issue of Nutrients, we focus on the study of calorie restriction in basic research on animals, as well as clinical application in research that affects humans. Recent tools for high-throughput research instruments can investigate and determine critical signaling pathways and identify responsible molecules for the life-extending effects of calorie restriction. Potential candidates for calorie restriction mimetics are also extensively explored and verified through the use of cells, mice, and even humans. Additionally, we offer discussion on the immune system and inflammation concerning aging during calorie restriction.
This Special Issue is dedicated to increasing and renewing our knowledge of the effects of calorie restriction on age-related diseases and longevity-oriented guidelines. We expect that this issue will improve our understanding of recent advances in calorie restriction research for researchers from many fields of expertise. We welcome a variety of manuscript submissions, including original research, short reports, and reviews
Prof. Takuya Chiba
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- Calorie restriction mimetics
- Inter-organ communication
- Ketone body