Nutritional Geometry Provides Food for Thought
2009 (English)In: The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, ISSN 1079-5006, E-ISSN 1758-535X, Vol. 64A, no 9, 956-959 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Dietary Restriction extends lifespan in a diverse range of animals, but this often comes at a cost to reproduction. While a number of molecular pathways integral to these relationships have been characterised, we still do not fully understand whether restriction of specific nutrients or calories is responsible. Two recent studies on insects have offered novel insights into this longstanding issue via the application of Nutritional Geometry. This technique promises to significantly advance our understanding of how nutrition influences reproduction and longevity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 64A, no 9, 956-959 p.
Nutritional geometry, Reproduction, Longevity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135150DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glp069ISI: 000269343000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135150DiVA: diva2:374510