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Palatable foods for a methionine restricted diet

Lengthens Lifespan, Limits Weight Gain

Restriction of the essential amino acid methionine in rodent diets limits weight gain, improves insulin sensitivity, lengthens lifespan and slows the rate of malignant tumor growth.

More palatable foods and methods for making foods for delivering a lowmethionine diet would benefit cancer patients, patients seeking to improve insulin actions or patients with metabolic diseases.

Clinical development of the materials described here presents an opportunity to establish a broad-based portfolio addressing several diseases and the potential to access large markets.

For more information, contact:

Leslie Smith
(225) 763.2627
leslie.smith@pbrc.edu