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Author: Laurens Eeckhout founder interview

Interview with Matthijs Diederiks from Future Food Can you give our audience a little bit of background information about who you are and what your project is that you are currently working on? Sure! My name is Matthijs Diederiks. Born and raised in Amsterdam. I’m a proud father of my son Titan (9yr) Next to that I make films and work with photography. The arts have schooled me. To be more precise I got a BFA in film from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie back in 2009. From there on I started working in both the arts and film world....

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Cellular Senescence: What Is It?

Cellular senescence is a biological process in which cells stop dividing. The cells aren’t dead nor are they alive. There is a misconception that cellular senescence is only a bad thing. Those type of cells plays an essential role in the protection against cancer, embryonic development, tissue repair, etc. But unfortunately, they are also an important factor in aging and age-related pathologies Senescence and age-related tissue dysfunction Scientists don’t have a consensus on how cellular senescence contributes to aging and age-related diseases. One hypothesis is that senescent cells contribute to the overall decline in tissue regenerative potential that occurs...

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Calorie Restriction: How Does it Increase Longevity?

Calorie restriction is the only dietary intervention to date that can extend both maximal and healthy lifespan in different species. It is important to note that a better term for Calorie restriction is calorie restriction with optimal nutrition (CRON) because a whole variety of nutrients are needed in specific quantities to fulfill biological processes in the body. Think about all the vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids and fatty acids. In practice, CRON is done by restricting calories by up to 65% (depending on the species) and a few humans who dedicated their lives to the calorie restricted diet...

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