Is reducing protein intake the key to health and longevity? [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Brief description Diet has profound impacts on health and ageing. The reduction of total calorie intake (caloric restriction, CR) by 30-50% improves health and delays the onset of ageing and age-associated diseases. However, CR is unsustainable for the vast majority of humans. Recent studies have shown that manipulating dietary protein content can deliver similar health and longevity benefits as CR, without a reduction in total calories. The role of dietary protein in health and longevity will be investigated.

Funding Amount $AUD 324,904.23

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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