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
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...