Many people now recognize the importance of insulin. However, there are other pre-paleolithic, ancient metabolic pathways that may be even more critical to health, in particular leptin, and mTOR. How does diet affect these pathways and therefore aging and the chronic diseases of aging and health? Is there relevance to physiologic insulin resistance? Safe starches? Low carbohydrate diet and hypothyroidism? What are the detriments to health of eating excess protein? How much protein is too much? I will talk about the science of aging as it relates to these questions, metabolic pathways, and current dietary recommendations for maximal health.
Hall: Capitol Ballroom South