Aging and Hormesis

Aging and Hormesis

In this line of research the objective is to study aging and some factors that can lead to a better quality of life longevity, such as exercise and diet, which are considered examples of hormesis. The hormesis term is defined as an adaptive response of cells and organisms at a moderate stress (usually flashing). Examples include physical activity, caloric restriction and exposure to low doses of certain phytochemicals, e.g., curcumin, isotocianatos, resveratrol, among others. Calorie restriction without malnutrition exposes organizations to a moderate nutritional stress, which not only stimulates the stress proteins, but also the defense mechanisms of the body, making the cell or the body more resistant to toxic stimuli. Similar responses can also be obtained by curcumin and resveratrol.