Speakers: Jan van Deursen (The Mayo Clinic), Vadim Gladyshev (Harvard University), Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington), Vera Gorbunova (University of Rochester), Nicholas Stroustrup (Harvard University), and Arlan Richardson (University of Oklahoma)Presented by The Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Inc. and The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences
Reported by Hallie Kapner | Posted February 7, 2017
More than 46 million people living in the United States today are 65 years of age or older, and that number is expected to more than double by 2060. This demographic trend is echoed in the global population, as the number of people older than 65 will soon outnumber those under age five for the first time in human history. As average life expectancy has increased, so too has interest in preserving and extending healthspan by improving understanding of both the aging process itself and the factors that contribute to age-related illness and decline.
On December 2, the Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences convened the conference Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques. Leading researchers in the field gathered to discuss the use of established and emerging interventions in nutrition and metabolism to extend lifespan and impact healthy aging.
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Presentations available from:
Matt Kaeberlein, PhD (University of Washington)
Arlan Richardson, PhD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Digital Media and Reception supported by the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute
How to cite this eBriefing
The New York Academy of Sciences. Aging and Nutrition: Novel Approaches and Techniques. Academy eBriefings. 2016. Available at: www.nyas.org/AgingNutrition-eB