Who are the people behind The AGE-less Way?

Helen Vlassara, M.D.Helen Vlassara, M.D.

Dr. Helen Vlassara is a preeminent physician-researcher of international renown. She is currently Professor and Director of the Diabetes and Aging Division at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC.  An endocrinologist, and pioneer in basic science of diabetes and aging, Dr. Vlassara has devoted more than 30 years to the discovery – and reversal – of the health implications of advanced glycation end products (AGEs).  Dr. Vlassara’s research, under uninterrupted support by the NIH, has earned recognition from organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, National Institute of Aging and others. Dr. Vlassara brings to this website unique medical authority, scientific expertise, and perspective on AGEs. She and her colleagues launched the first AGE restriction in humans as a therapeutic approach against diabetes and aging-related conditions.  Together with Dr. Jaime Uribarri she established The AGE-less Way program.

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Jaime Uribarri, M.D.Jaime Uribarri, M.D.

Dr. Jaime Uribarri is a physician and clinical investigator. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Home Dialysis Program at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC.  An expert in Kidney and Hypertension, Dr. Uribarri has spent decades investigating the causes of kidney disease, a most common complication of Diabetes and common aging.   Together with Dr. Vlassara, Dr. Uribarri was among the first to explore the question of food AGEs and their effects in healthy persons as well as in those with diabetes or with kidney disease of different causes.   Dr Uribarri, working closely with Dr. Vlassara for more than ten years, was instrumental in establishing the first AGE food database and in its application in the form of practical guidelines for everyone.

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