Apr 5, 2022
The ALL ME® Podcast
Calorie Restricted Diets and Anti-Aging – Dr. Jacob Mey
What if you could make a small change that would help you extend your life a little longer? Like, who doesn’t want to live longer as I know I want to live forever if I could.
What if cutting your calories by just 10% could add another 5 years to your life? In this podcast we speak with Dr. Jacob Mey from the prestigious Pennington Biomedical Research Center on the impact Calorie Restricted Diets have on slowing down the aging process. We also explore the sustainability of these types of diets and what’s in store with future research.
During our interview we talk about the research that has been conducted on various species such as flies and mice and how that may translate into human data.
About Dr. Mey
Dr. Mey is an Assistant Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is also a Registered Dietitian. He is an expert in human nutrition and metabolism and uses clinical-translational research approaches to understand the link between diet and health. He trained under an NIH T32 grant on “Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome,” where he investigated the role of whole-grain dietary intake and botanical components on whole-body and skeletal muscle protein turnover. Dr. Mey's additional research interests include understanding the role of nutrition and metabolism in respiratory health, ketone body metabolism and clinical malnutrition. Although he has a full-time commitment to research, Dr. Mey actively volunteers for dietetic professional practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is particularly passionate about elevating the dietetic profession and encouraging dietitians to engage in research.