The AGE Advisory board includes leading experts in the fields of AGE research, testing, and nutrition. They combine decades of knowledge, experience, and expertise to provide us with the latest information on AGEs, their effects on health, and new methods for controlling AGEs.



Jaime Uribarri, M.D.Dr. Jaime Uribarri

Dr. Uribarri is a professor of medicine and Director of the Home Dialysis Program at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

A renowned expert in kidney disease and hypertension, Dr. Uribarri has spent decades investigating the causes of kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes and biological aging. Together with Dr. Helen Vlassara, director of the Diabetes and Aging Division at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Uribarri was among the first to explore food AGEs and their effects in healthy people as well as those with kidney disease or diabetes. He was instrumental in establishing the first AGE food database.

He has published more than 100 articles in various medical journals and is a key contributor to The AGE-less Way website.






Alin Stirban, M.D.

Dr. Stirban is the Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes Complications at the Institute for Metabolic Research in Neuss, Germany. His expertise is centered on Diabetic Neuropathy and in vivo effects of AGEs. He completed his degrees in Human Medicine at Iuliu Hatieganu University in Romania and Journalistic Education from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, and completed his Doctorate Thesis at Heinrich-Heine University in Germany.

Dr. Stirban serves as editor for several websites for medical professionals and for Germany’s “Diabetes Journal.” He has published several research publications regarding diabetes and AGEs. Additionally, he has been a Founding Member of the Romanian Society for Neuropathy, a Board Member of the Neuropathy Working Group of the German Diabetes Association and a Scientific Board Member for the Society of Biofactors. He has also served for nearly 10 years as the President of the German-Romanian Association for the Study of Diabetes Complications, and works as a professor at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf and as a doctor for various Diabetes Outpatient Units.





Brett WestBrett West

Brett West is currently the Director of Research at Morinda, a global health supplement company actively involved in AGE research and providing solutions to control AGEs. Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona.

For over 15 years, Mr. West has been involved in the scientific research of Noni, a fruit from the South Pacific that has been used medicinally for centuries. His work with Noni has also shown that it contributes to the inhibition of AGE formation. He has conducted and published numerous studies on the efficacy, safety, and biologically active constituents of other medicinal plants.





Andries J. Smit, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Andries Smit

Dr. Andries Smit founded DiagnOptics Technologies BV in 2003 and has been the medical director since 2004. DiagnOptics develops and markets a non-invasive diagnostic technology, which can assess the tissue accumulation of AGEs.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Smit has been the head of the Vascular Unit of the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands and has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific publications.



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