Adele's dramatic weight loss has brought the SIRTfood diet back into the headlines. The diet plan, based on the 2016 book The SIRTfood Diet, proposes weight loss occurs by activating sirtuins.
Popular social media articles explain that the diet 'turns on your skinny genes', which may raise a few eyebrows in the science-minded crowd. (Where exactly is that 'skinny gene'?)
I'm diving into the science of the fascinating SIRT genes, explaining how they work and showing you how to check your SIRT gene variants. The Lifehacks section will explain the scientific research on different sirtuin activators and how you could apply these solutions to 'hack' your sirtuins for healthy aging and increased metabolism. I end with my thoughts on whether the SIRTfood diet works based on the exact foods included vs. a general reduction in calories eaten.