Special Issue "The Effect of Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting on Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2020).
Recent biochemical studies indicate that calorie restriction (CR) is a widely accepted method for anti-aging intervention. CR and intermittent fasting (IF), which involves reduced calories but proper nutritional intake during specific periods, are interventions that can consistently promote health benefits, delay biological aging, and extend both average and maximal lifespan. Furthermore, CR can modulate age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and others.
Advances in omics technologies have provided a technical breakthrough that enables the investigation of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other cellular molecules and their comprehensive interactions in a biological context. Nowadays, it is possible to analyze and integrate biological processes that occur in aging systems at the molecular level using state-of-the-art techniques such as next-generation sequencing (NGS), proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics. Omics technologies and approaches analyze and provide predictive information on CR effects, molecular mechanisms, and pathways.
This Special Issue, “The effect of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting on health and disease”, focuses on the effects of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting on age-related inflammation, autophagy, metabolism, longevity, cancer, mitochondrial function, and age-related diseases.
Prof. Hae-Young Chung
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- Calorie restriction
- Intermittent fasting
- Age-related diseases