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Demystifying Fasting Mimicking Diets: Science and Clinical Application

This presentation will review the origin of fasting and its connection to longevity, as well as the current clinical evidence to support fasting with food for cardiometabolic benefits.

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This webinar was presented live on May 26, 2021.

With its roots in longevity research, the science behind fasting has continued to make impressive strides and is one of the hottest topics in nutrition today. However, there are limited evidence-based resources on the health benefits and clinical application of fasting, and more specifically, fasting mimicking diet (FMD), also known as fasting with food, for practitioners. In this presentation, the participant will learn about the origin of fasting and its connection to longevity, as well as the current clinical evidence to support fasting with food for cardiometabolic benefits.

Supported by: L-Nutra

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.2.1, 10.2.6, 8.3.6

Learning Objectives

  1. Define and describe the difference between water fasting and the fasting mimicking diet
  2. Identify the proposed mechanisms associated with fasting and how nutrients can interact with these mechanisms
  3. Detail the evidence to support the clinical implementation of fasting mimicking diets as a tool to promote metabolic balance and wellness


Aylit Schultz, MD

Aylit Schultz, MD is a board-certified Internist and Nephrologist, with broad experience as a practicing physician for 20 years and as a digital health entrepreneur. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University, New York Presbyterian and a Fellowship in Nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Schultz currently serves as the Medical Director of L-Nutra, providing cross-departmental support, in addition to championing the development of their Virtual Care Platform.

Prior to her role at L-Nutra, Dr. Schultz served as a Nephrologist and Hospitalist at many Boston-area academic and community hospitals, and was previously Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her entrepreneurial experience includes founding two clinical decision support startups delivering guideline-driven personalized care to patients, serving as Chief Medical Officer of Senscio and Medical Director of their daughter company, Ibis Health Services, and consulting and advising to numerous digital health companies in the US and in Israel.

Angie Huang, MS, RDN

Ms. Huang is the Clinical Trial Manager at L-Nutra and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She graduated with a Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan & Longevity from the University of Southern California's and holds Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA. Prior to her career in nutrition, she worked as a Research Sales Representative in the biotechnology industry and research academia.

Ms. Huang now acts as the clinical liaison for ongoing and under development clinical trials utilizing FMD and provides FMD compliance training to research associates. Ms. Huang continues to be a key member in advancing the research and development at L-Nutra and is also experienced as a clinical dietitian with expertise in weight management and longevity diet.

Release Date: May 26, 2021


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