This blog is managed by the co-authors of The AGE-Less Way book and is dedicated to providing science-based information about Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs), including the latest research discoveries, practical tips for reducing our exposure to toxic AGEs, healthy meal planning ideas, and much more.
What are AGEs? – AGEs are a class of toxins that are pervasive in the modern diet. AGEs form in foods that undergo dry-heat cooking and food processing. AGEs are known to enhance inflammation, suppress immune function, promote diabetes and other chronic diseases, and speed the aging process. AGEs also impart flavors to foods that increase appetite, thus enhancing obesity. To learn more about AGEs, visit The AGE-Less Way website at http://theage-lessway.com
The AGE-Less Way book – We wrote this book to reveal the many health problems linked to AGEs and to show how simple dietary strategies can dramatically reduce AGE consumption to improve health and promote a healthier body weight for people of all ages. The AGE-Less Way constitutes a new and exciting paradigm for disease prevention and provides detailed instructions on how to begin and maintain The AGE-less Way Program. The AGE-Less Way is a quick and enjoyable read and you can get it at amazon.com
About the Authors:
- Helen Vlassara, MD is a physician-researcher and Director of the Diabetes and Aging Division at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. An endocrinologist, and pioneer in diabetes and aging science, Dr. Vlassara has devoted more than 25 years to the discovery – and reversal – of the health implications of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs). Dr. Vlassara’s research, funded by the NIH for decades, has earned recognition from major scientific organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and National Institute of Aging. She holds multiple awards and distinctions and has published hundreds of scientific papers, reviews and book chapters.
- Sandra Woodruff, MS, RD is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist with expertise in applying culinary concepts to a variety of therapeutic diets. She has worked for a hospital-based wellness center; consulted to medical groups, businesses, and food companies; taught college nutrition courses; and served as president of the Florida Dietetic Association. The author of 19 nationally published books on nutrition and healthy cooking, Sandra has worked with Dr. Vlassara for the past several years to translate AGE research and principles into The AGE-Less Way book.
- Jaime Uribarri, MD is professor of Medicine and Director of the Home Dialysis Program at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. An expert in Kidney and Hypertension, Dr. Uribarri has spent decades investigating the causes of kidney disease, a most common complication of diabetes and aging. Working closely with Dr. Vlassara for more than ten years, Dr. Uribarri was among the first to explore the question of food AGEs and their effects on healthy persons as well as in those with diabetes or with kidney disease of different causes. Dr Uribarri, was instrumental in establishing the first AGE food database and to apply it in the form of practical guidelines for everyone.
- Gary E. Striker, MD is a physician educator and clinical trialist whose basic research focuses on the molecular and cell biology of the kidney. He is currently professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. He served as Director of the Kidney, Urology and Hematology Division, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney and Digestive Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for 15 years. In collaboration with Dr. Vlassara, he focuses on preventing the absorption of food AGEs as a way of preventing aging complications as well as diabetes and its complications. He has authored hundreds of articles, books and book chapters.
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