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External seminar: Steve Simpson -> Postponed

When Nov 02, 2020
from 10:00 to 11:00
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Towards resolving the Protein Paradox in longevity and late-life health

Stephen J. Simpson 

Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia

Reducing protein intake (and that of key amino acids) extends lifespan, especially during mid-life and early late-life. Yet, due to a powerful protein appetite, reducing protein in the diet leads to increased food intake, promoting obesity – which shortens lifespan. That is the protein paradox. In the talk I will bring together pieces of the jigsaw, including: specific nutrient appetites, protein leverage, macronutrient interactions on appetite and ageing, the role of branched-chain amino acids and FGF-21, and then I will conclude by showing how these pieces fit together and play out in the modern industrialised food environment to result in the global pandemic of obesity and metabolic disease.

Monday, november 2nd