In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi for his pioneering discoveries related to the process of autophagy, or what has been called “cellular recycling.” Derived from the Greek words meaning “self-eating,” autophagy describes a biological process by which damaged or old cells destroy themselves so that new, healthy cells can replace them. This process is now recognized to have a significant impact on health through not only the replacement of damaged cells, but also the recycling of the mitochondria ― the bioenergetic powerhouses of the cell ― through a process termed “mitophagy.”
This educational program is designed to provide clinicians with current information about the importance of autophagy and mitophagy in health, and how lifestyle, diet and specific nutrients influence their activity. These processes hold significant clinical implications for the maintenance of healthy muscle mass as well as the function of the gut-immune-brain network. ‡
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