Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD
Research Professor of Medicine
Trained in both internal medicine and metabolism, Fontana has an interest in nutrition, aging and longevity. His research focuses on the potential role of diet and exercise in retarding the aging process. He is investigating the metabolic and molecular effects of long-term calorie restriction with optimal nutrition in humans. He is also studying the effects of calorie restriction, protein restriction, vegetarian diets and endurance exercise on outcomes such as cardiovascular risk factors and function, cancer, inflammation, immune function, glucose tolerance, bone metabolism, gut microbial ecology and quality of life.