The nutritional geometry of ageing in a rodent model [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Nutrition and Ageing

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Researchers: Prof Stephen Simpson (Principal investigator) ,  Prof John William Ballard Prof David Le Couteur Prof David Raubenheimer

Brief description A central belief in ageing research is that eating fewer calories prolongs life, and that the source of calories (carbohydrate, fat or protein) is irrelevant. However, a critical assessment indicates that this conclusion is premature. We will use recent techniques in nutrition to define for the first time in mammals the relationship between diet and ageing in a normal and a prematurely ageing strain of mice. The project will provide a novel nutritional approach for promoting healthy ageing.

Funding Amount $AUD 979,269.18

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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