Nutritional geometry provides food for thought

Ruth Archer, C., Royle, N., South, S., Selman, C. and Hunt, J. (2009) Nutritional geometry provides food for thought. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 64A(9), pp. 956-959. (doi: 10.1093/gerona/glp069)

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Abstract

Dietary Restriction extends lifespan in a diverse range of animals, but this often comes at a cost to reproduction. While a number of molecular pathways integral to these relationships have been characterised, we still do not fully understand whether restriction of specific nutrients or calories is responsible. Two recent studies on insects have offered novel insights into this longstanding issue via the application of Nutritional Geometry. This technique promises to significantly advance our understanding of how nutrition influences reproduction and longevity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Selman, Professor Colin
Authors: Ruth Archer, C., Royle, N., South, S., Selman, C., and Hunt, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
ISSN:1079-5006
ISSN (Online):1758-535X
Published Online:01 January 2009

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