The impact of caloric restriction on the epigenetic signatures of aging

Noémie Gensous, Claudio Franceschi, Aurelia Santoro, Maddalena Milazzo, Paolo Garagnani, Maria Giulia Bacalini

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Aging is characterized by an extensive remodeling of epigenetic patterns, which has been implicated in the physiopathology of age-related diseases. Nutrition plays a significant role in modulating the epigenome, and a growing amount of data indicate that dietary changes can modify the epigenetic marks associated with aging. In this review, we will assess the current advances in the relationship between caloric restriction, a proven anti-aging intervention, and epigenetic signatures of aging. We will specifically discuss the impact of caloric restriction on epigenetic regulation and how some of the favorable effects of caloric restriction on lifespan and healthspan could be mediated by epigenetic modifications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2022
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2019


  • Aging
  • Caloric restriction
  • Epigenetic clocks
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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