For more info, join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/MichaelLustga… Papers referenced in the video: Human microbiome: an academic update on human body site specific surveillance and its possible role https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32524… Taxonomic signatures of cause-specific mortality risk in human gut microbiome https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33976… The Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids From Gut Microbiota in […]
Join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/MichaelLustga… Vitamin K Intake and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34369… Vitamin K2 amounts in food: Menaquinones, Bacteria, and Foods: Vitamin K2 in the Diet https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/5… Multiple Vitamin K Forms Exist in Dairy Foods https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29955… Menaquinone Content of Cheese https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… […]
2021 Update: Can I still do 12 Pull-Ups?
Here’s my latest video! For more info on my data-to-day data for diet, fitness, sneak peaks for videos in production and more, join us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/MichaelLustgartenPhD
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Part II: Use Of Machine Learning In Longevity Science: A Conversation With Dr. Michael Rose Part III: Which Diet Is Optimal For Health: The Evolutionary Perspective Full, 80-minute, unedited video: Papers referenced in the videos: Can human aging be postponed? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10614072/ Paper referenced in the video: Diet and Botanical Supplementation: […]
Papers referenced in the video: Loss of Life Expectancy by 10 Years or More From Elevated Aspartate Aminotransferase: Finding Aspartate Aminotransferase a Better Mortality Predictor for All-Cause and Liver-Related than Alanine Aminotransferase https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31425… Implication of liver enzymes on incident cardiovascular diseases and mortality: A nationwide population-based cohort study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29491…
HOMA calculator: https://www.omnicalculator.com/health… Papers referenced in the video: Growth hormone-releasing hormone disruption extends lifespan and regulates response to caloric restriction in mice https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24175… Glucose regulation and oxidative stress in healthy centenarians https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12543… Distribution of blood glucose and prevalence of diabetes among centenarians and oldest-old in China: based on the China […]
For those who track their diet, eating only the RDA for many nutrients may not optimize health. For example, the RDA for selenium is 55 micrograms per day, but is that amount optimal for reducing risk of death for all causes?
Papers referenced in the video: Sirtuins, Healthspan, and Longevity in Mammals https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… Sirt1 extends life span and delays aging in mice through the regulation of Nk2 homeobox 1 in the DMH and LH https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24011… Resveratrol improves health and survival of mice on a high-calorie diet https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17086… Rapamycin, But Not Resveratrol […]
Papers referenced in the video: FGF21 and Chronic Kidney Disease: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… The starvation hormone, fibroblast growth factor-21, extends lifespan in mice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Inhibition of growth hormone signaling by the fasting-induced hormone FGF21: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18585… Alpha-Ketoglutarate, an Endogenous Metabolite, Extends Lifespan and Compresses Morbidity in Aging Mice: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32877… Berberine ameliorates cellular senescence […]
Papers referenced in the video: Therapeutic Potential of NAD-Boosting Molecules: The In Vivo Evidence: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29514… NAD and the aging process: Role in life, death and everything in between: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27825… Flavonoids as inhibitors of human CD38: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21641… Flavonoid apigenin is an inhibitor of the NAD+ ase CD38: implications for cellular NAD+ […]
Papers referenced in the video: Remnant Cholesterol and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk: https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.ja… The effect of adiponectin in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the potential role of polyphenols in the modulation of adiponectin signaling: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… Joint distribution of lipoprotein cholesterol classes. The Framingham study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6573877/ Long-term […]
Paper references for Levine’s Phenotypic Age calculator and aging.ai: An epigenetic biomarker of aging for lifespan and healthspan: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29676… Population Specific Biomarkers of Human Aging: A Big Data Study Using South Korean, Canadian, and Eastern European Patient Populations: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29340…
In November 2020, I made a HDL video based on a meta-analysis in ~3.4 million subjects that was published in July 2020. In Dec 2020, a larger study (n=15.8 million subjects) was published-those data are presented in the video, and compared against the meta-analysis. In addition, I’ve tested my HDL […]
Results for my first blood test in 2021 are in-what’s my biological age, and how am I optimizing it? If you’re interested in calculating your biological age, the spreadsheet is included as an Excel file in this link:
Discussed in the video: Data for changes in kidney function during aging, kidney function values that are associated with an increased risk of death for all causes What’s my data for kidney function, 2006 – 2020? Can diet impact kidney function? Within my data, which foods are correlated with good […]
The Hallmarks of Aging are well established, but what is less discussed is the impact of microbes. Viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and HSV-1 cause mitochondrial dysfunction-more specifically, they cause mitochondria to release some of their DNA, which triggers antiviral immunity. When considering that blood levels of mitochondrial DNA increase during aging, […]
In an earlier video, I presented data for apigenin’s ability to increase levels of NAD+. In addition to apigenin’s impact on NAD+, apigenin supplementation increases muscle mass, strength, and treadmill running distance in both young and old mice. Video link for NAD+ is increased in response to apigenin: https://youtu.be/5-2YoGctcCk?list=UUT… Paper […]
Discussed in the video: What’s my biological age on blood test #6 in 2020? What’s my average biological age for 2020, and how does it compare with 2019? Are there links between calorie intake, cardiovascular fitness (RHR, HRV), and diet composition with my biological age?
Here’s a recent interview where we discussed my journey from an undergraduate student that was interested in aging to scientist!
LDL is arguably the most debated biomarker in terms of what’s optimal for health. In the video, I present data showing that 100 – 140, not 50 – 70 mg/dL may be optimal in terms of minimizing disease risk and maximizing longevity.
Here’s an interview that I did with Richard at Modern Healthspan, one of the best interviewers in aging! Part I: Monitoring Biomarkers to Reverse Aging: Part II, Diet, CR & Fasting: Part III: Exercise, Protein Part IV: Optimize Nutrients Through Diet Part V: Inhibit CD38 to Optimize NAD Part VI: […]
In the video below, Steve Hill from Lifespan.io and I talk about findings from a recent paper (https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad200306) that supports a role for the gut microbiome on Alxheimer’s disease. Check it out!
My latest blood test results are in-how’s my biological age? In the video I discuss my dietary approach prior to my latest blood test, the blood test results, and my plan to improve them with diet going forward.
After going on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Paul Saladino, MD, posted his show notes, which included his blood test results. Based on that data, is his biological age optimal while on a carnivore diet?
Sleep changes during aging may impact Alzheimer’s disease risk, and with the goal of minimizing that risk, can sleep, in particular, levels of deep sleep, be optimized?
Here’s a podcast that was recorded with WildHealth, enjoy!
Germ-free mice (animals don’t have a microbiome) live longer than microbiome-containing mice, but it’s impractical for people to live in a bubble for their entire lifespan. As a more practical approach, which microbiome-derived factors impact lifespan, and can they be modified? Dietary supplementation with acarbose increases lifespan, and one reason […]
The incidence of fungi bloodstream infections increases during aging-is that a potential explanation for the presence of fungi in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients? Rapamycin is a known antifungal-is it effective against fungi that are found in the blood and brain?
Maximal lifespan in calorie restricted (CR) mice can range from 45 – 55 months. In this video, I present data for 3 studies on rapamycin-can it beat CR for maximal lifespan?
In order to slow aging, it’s important to know how circulating biomarkers change during aging, and how these biomarkers are associated with risk of death for all causes. In this video, I discuss blood test data for the oldest old, including centenarians (100 – 104y), semi-centenarians (105 – 109y), and […]
NR and NMN are popular ways to try to boost levels of NAD+, but that approach hasn’t worked every time in human studies. One reason for that may involve CD38, which degrades both NR and NMN. With the goal of boosting NAD+ levels during aging, why does CD38 increase with […]
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is one of the 19 variables found on the biological age calculator, aging.ai. It measures the amount of nitrogen, as contained in urea (i.e., blood urea nitrogen, BUN) in your blood. The reference range for BUN is 5 – 20 mg/dL, but within that range, what’s […]
To determine what’s optimal for resting heart rate and heart rate variability, I review the published literature for how they change during aging, and what’s associated with mortality risk. Also included are my data over the past ~2 years, to see how I compare against the literature.
An adequate daily intake of Vitamin K1 is 120 and 90 micrograms/day for males and females, respectively, but are those amounts optimal for health? In this video, I present evidence that consuming more than 1000 micrograms of Vitamin K1/day may be optimal.
Many interventions have been reported to increase NAD levels, but dietary components that can impact NAD levels are less discussed. Here, I highlight the ability of two dietary components, apigenin and quercetin to increase NAD, and report the foods that contain these metabolites.
Wearing a mask, washing our hands, and social distancing are commonly recommended to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection. But, what about diet? In this video, I discuss the hypothesis that hesperidin, a metabolite found in lemons, oranges, and peppermint leaves, may contribute to the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. […]
In this video, I discuss data for 6 blood test measurements since 2018 that show a Phenotypic (Biological) Age that is ~14 years than my current age (47y). https://youtu.be/85t8vmIgR6s
What are the blood biomarkers of a centenarian, and is there room for improvement? Find out in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCUuxhxmpg
How does the gut microbiome and its metabolic products affect muscle mass, muscle composition, and physical function? In this presentation, I review the evidence, then I present recent data from our group.
Here’s a video clip about my latest Biological Age measurement!
Most often overlooked on a standard blood test are the mean corpuscular volume (MCW) and Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW). How do they change during aging, and what’s associated with all-cause mortality risk? Also, with the goal of optimizing MCV and RDW, how does my diet correlate with these […]
In this relatively short clip, I talk about how serum levels of creatinine change during aging, what levels are associated with risk of death for all causes, and I show my own data for 15+ years! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK6oBMMasFU
In the first half of this presentation, I talk about my contribution to the gut-muscle axis in older adults, and in the second half, my personalized approach to optimal health! Also, here’s the article that corresponds to the presentation: https://www.leafscience.org/the-gut-microbiome-affects-muscle-strength-in-older-adults/ If you’re interested, please have a look at my book!