UCL Division of Biosciences


Congratulation to James Catterson on his Current Biology paper!

21 May 2018

Intermittent fasting (IF) improves health and extends longevity in diverse model organisms.

The fruit fly appeared to be the exception. A new paper from Catterson et al. now finds that IF in early adulthood increases healthy lifespan of fruit flies. The effects of short-term IF are long-lasting, indicating that even brief IF periods may have lifelong health benefits.

Read full paper: Short-Term, Intermittent Fasting Induces Long-Lasting Gut Health and TOR-Independent Lifespan Extension
Authors:  James H. Catterson, Mobina Khericha, Miranda C. Dyson, Alec J. Vincent, Rebecca Callard, Steven M. Haveron, Arjunan Rajasingam, Mumtaz Ahmad, Linda Partridge