moralist Posted June 9, 2014 Share Posted June 9, 2014 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fasting-for-two-days-could-regenerate-the-immune-system-according-to-research-9506168.html Fasting for two days could regenerate the immune system, according to research Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, said:“It gives the OK for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system.“And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting.”He added: “Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.”The study also found that fasting reduces levels of the enzyme PKA, an effect which is known to increase longevity in simple organisms, as well as levels of the hormone IGF-1, which has been linked to ageing, tumour progression and cancer risk. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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