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Nutrigerontology: a key for achieving successful ageing and longevity

Nutrigerontology is defined as the scientific discipline that studies the impact of nutrients, foods, macronutrient ratios, and diets on lifespan, ageing process, and age-related diseases. Its goal is to investigate compounds, foods, and diets that can reduce the risk of ageing-related diseases and increase the healthy lifespan, achieving successful ageing and longevity.

To discuss the potential relevance of this new science in the field in of ageing and longevity, three original studies performed in Sicily with local foods and two interesting reviews (on the role of genetics and life style on longevity and on the effect of dietary phytochemicals on neuro-inflammaging) have been assembled in this series alongside an Editorial.

Published in Immunity & Ageing - April 2016

  1. Editorial

    Nutrigerontology: a key for achieving successful ageing and longevity

    During the last two centuries the average lifespan has increased at a rate of approximately 3 months/year in both sexes, hence oldest old people are becoming the population with the fastest growth in Western W...

    Anna Aiello, Giulia Accardi, Giuseppina Candore, Giuseppe Carruba, Sergio Davinelli, Giuseppe Passarino, Giovanni Scapagnini, Sonya Vasto and Calogero Caruso

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:17

    Published on: 21 May 2016

  2. Review

    Dietary phytochemicals and neuro-inflammaging: from mechanistic insights to translational challenges

    An extensive literature describes the positive impact of dietary phytochemicals on overall health and longevity. Dietary phytochemicals include a large group of non-nutrients compounds from a wide range of pla...

    Sergio Davinelli, Michael Maes, Graziamaria Corbi, Armando Zarrelli, Donald Craig Willcox and Giovanni Scapagnini

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:16

    Published on: 14 April 2016

  3. Review

    Nutrition, aging and cancer: lessons from dietary intervention studies

    There is convincing epidemiological and clinical evidence that, independent of aging, lifestyle and, notably, nutrition are associated with development or progression of major human cancers, including breast, ...

    Giuseppe Carruba, Letizia Cocciadiferro, Antonietta Di Cristina, Orazia M. Granata, Cecilia Dolcemascolo, Ildegarda Campisi, Maurizio Zarcone, Maria Cinquegrani and Adele Traina

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:13

    Published on: 7 April 2016

  4. Research

    β-glucans: ex vivo inflammatory and oxidative stress results after pasta intake

    It is well known that Mediterranean Diet can positively influence the health of each individual, in particular it is know that fibers have an important role. However, in Mediterranean cities most people do not...

    Annalisa Barera, Silvio Buscemi, Roberto Monastero, Calogero Caruso, Rosalia Caldarella, Marcello Ciaccio and Sonya Vasto

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:14

    Published on: 7 April 2016

  5. Research

    Nutraceutical effects of table green olives: a pilot study with Nocellara del Belice olives

    The aim of this study was to analyse the nutraceutical properties of table green olives Nocellara del Belice, a traditional Mediterranean food. The Mediterranean Diet has as key elements olives and extra virgin o...

    Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Valeria Gargano, Caterina Maria Gambino, Santo Caracappa, Sandra Marineo, Gesualdo Vesco, Ciriaco Carru, Angelo Zinellu, Maurizio Zarcone, Calogero Caruso and Giuseppina Candore

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:11

    Published on: 5 April 2016

  6. Review

    Human longevity: Genetics or Lifestyle? It takes two to tango

    Healthy aging and longevity in humans are modulated by a lucky combination of genetic and non-genetic factors. Family studies demonstrated that about 25 % of the variation in human longevity is due to genetic ...

    Giuseppe Passarino, Francesco De Rango and Alberto Montesanto

    Immunity & Ageing 2016 13:12

    Published on: 5 April 2016