FASTING MIMICKING TECHNOLOGY:
STUDIES AND CLINICAL TRIALS.

Multisystem Health
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Brandhorst S, Choi IY, Wei M, et al. A Periodic Diet that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan. Cell Metab. 2015;22(1):86–99. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2015.05.012
CLINICAL TRIAL
Wei M, Brandhorst S, Shelehchi M, et al. Fasting-mimicking diet and markers/risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(377). doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aai8700
Cancer
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Caffa, I., Spagnolo, V., Vernieri, C. et al. Fasting-mimicking diet and hormone therapy induce breast cancer regression. Nature 583, 620–624 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2502-7
Di Tano M, Raucci F, Vernieri C, Caffa I, Buono R, Fanti M, Brandhorst S, Curigliano G, Nencioni A, de Braud F, Longo VD. Synergistic effect of fasting-mimicking diet and vitamin C against KRAS mutated cancers. Nat Commun. 2020 May 11;11(1):2332. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16243-3. PMID: 32393788; PMCID: PMC7214421.
CLINICAL TRIAL
de Groot, S., Lugtenberg, R.T., Cohen, D. et al. Fasting mimicking diet as an adjunct to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer in the multicentre randomized phase 2 DIRECT trial. Nat Commun 11, 3083 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16138-3
Lugtenberg RT, de Groot S, Kaptein AA, Fischer MJ, Kranenbarg EM, Carpentier MD, Cohen D, de Graaf H, Heijns JB, Portielje JEA, van de Wouw AJ, Imholz ALT, Kessels LW, Vrijaldenhoven S, Baars A, Fiocco M, van der Hoeven JJM, Gelderblom H, Longo VD, Pijl H, Kroep JR; Dutch Breast Cancer Research Group (BOOG). Quality of life and illness perceptions in patients with breast cancer using a fasting mimicking diet as an adjunct to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the phase 2 DIRECT (BOOG 2013-14) trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Feb;185(3):741-758. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05991-x. Epub 2020 Nov 11. PMID: 33179154; PMCID: PMC7921018.
Diabetes
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Cheng CW, Villani V, Buono R, Wei M, Kumar S, Yilmaz OH, Cohen P, Sneddon JB, Perin L, Longo VD. Fasting-Mimicking Diet Promotes Ngn3-Driven β-Cell Regeneration to Reverse Diabetes. Cell. 2017 Feb 23;168(5):775-788.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.01.040. PMID: 28235195; PMCID: PMC5357144.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Rangan P, Choi I, Wei M, Navarrete G, Guen E, Brandhorst S, Enyati N, Pasia G, Maesincee D, Ocon V, Abdulridha M, Longo VD. Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology. Cell Rep. 2019 Mar 5;26(10):2704-2719.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.02.019. PMID: 30840892; PMCID: PMC6528490.
Multiple Sclerosis
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Choi IY, Piccio L, Childress P, et al. A Diet Mimicking Fasting Promotes Regeneration and Reduces Autoimmunity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms. Cell Rep. 2016;15(10):2136–2146. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2016.05.009
CLINICAL TRIAL
Choi IY, Piccio L, Childress P, et al. A Diet Mimicking Fasting Promotes Regeneration and Reduces Autoimmunity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms. Cell Rep. 2016;15(10):2136–2146. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2016.05.009
Alzheimer’s Disease
PRE-CLINICAL STUDY
Parrella E, Maxim T, Maialetti F, Zhang L, Wan J, Wei M, Cohen P, Fontana L, Longo VD. Protein restriction cycles reduce IGF-1 and phosphorylated Tau, and improve behavioral performance in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Aging Cell. 2013 Apr;12(2):257-68. doi: 10.1111/acel.12049. Epub 2013 Mar 11. PMID: 23362919; PMCID: PMC3982836.
Depression
CLINICAL TRIAL
Maniaci G, La Cascia C, Giammanco A, et al. Efficacy of a fasting-mimicking diet in functional therapy for depression: A randomised controlled pilot trial. J Clin Psychol. 2020;76(10):1807-1817. doi:10.1002/jclp.22971