Skip to main content

A low-calorie diet could slow down aging by "rejuvenating the biological clock"



Press & Communications Section Head
Tel.+34 93 40 37255

The leading medical news portal Medical News Today gives voice to the study of the group headed by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah. The study in question refutes the commonly held belief that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian rhythm of stem cells by proving that the daily pattern of gene activity is not lost but rather reprogrammed with new functions. In this regard, these changes in functionality are observed to be delayed in mouse models on low-calorie diets.

Link to Medical News Today



About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).