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Dr. Michael Lustgarten

Michael Lustgarten, Ph.D. is Scientist II on the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia (NEPS) Team at the HNRCA at Tufts University. His research currently focuses on the role of the gut microbiome and serum metabolome on muscle mass and function in older adults.

Read The Kidney–Gut–Muscle Axis in End-Stage Renal Disease is Similarly Represented in Older Adults.

Mike has been a guest lecturer at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy on topics such as the gut microbiome, serum metabolome, oxidative stress, exercise, and sarcopenia.

Mike earned his Ph.D. in Physiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2009. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English Textual Studies from Syracuse University. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biochemistry from Queens College.

He did his Postdoc at Tufts University between 2010 and 2015, working on Metabolomics in regaining body composition, athletic performance, and aging.

In 2015, Mike became Scientist III at the Tufts University’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, where he began his work on gut microbiome and serum metabolome in regaining muscle mass, physical function, and aging.

Mike is Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation member, and has been creating videos about health, fitness, nutrition, aging, and biohacking. The Lifespan Extension Advocacy Foundation promotes the advancement of biomedical technologies which can increase human lifespan and seeks to raise awareness regarding societal benefits of life extension. His goal is to live longer than everyone that has ever lived, for that, he is using the best available science to biohack towards super-longevity. Visit his profile at Patreon and YouTube.

Watch Glutathione Restoration Improves Hallmarks Of Aging in Older Adults.

Read Serum Glycine Is Associated with Regional Body Fat and Insulin Resistance in Functionally-Limited Older Adults.

Mike has contributed to 25 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals that have been cited more than 2,400 times, including 17 manuscripts as the first or last author.

Read In silico insights into potential gut microbial modulation of NAD+ metabolism and longevity, Diminished skeletal muscle microRNA expression with aging is associated with attenuated muscle plasticity and inhibition of IGF-1 signaling, Gut Microbiota Contribute to Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle Size, Composition, and Function: Biological Basis for a Gut-Muscle Axis, and its 2019 Update.

Watch Fight aging and increase lifespan, Dr Michael Lustgarten explains how.

Read How Gray are your Microbes?, Address the “Microbial Burden” to fight aging and increase lifespan?, and Microbiome May Be Related to Older Adults’ Muscle Strength.

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