Give Your System a Break

Give Your System a Break

10 Jul 2017

John Kelly, MD, MPH

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Did you know that fasting has been scientifically proven to not only be good for health, but to be effective for rejuvenating the body's cells as well? Researchers in southern California studying the effects of fasting discovered a "fasting-mimicking diet" that not only made research mice healthier but actually led to regeneration of damaged organs. In one study they published the showed mice who ate the fasting-mimicking diet developed new beta cells in their pancreas and reversed their diabetes. This exciting outcome was found to be caused by the effect the diet had on the gene switches in pancreatic cells. The diet has been found to reduce cholesterol and lower blood sugar in humans, and studies are underway to see if it will regenerate beta cells in humans like it does in mice. Stay tuned!

 

Did you know that fasting has been scientifically proven to not only be good for health, but to be effective for rejuvenating the body's cells as well? Researchers in southern California studying the effects of fasting discovered a "fasting-mimicking diet" that not only made research mice healthier but actually led to regeneration of damaged organs. In one study they published the showed mice who ate the fasting-mimicking diet developed new beta cells in their pancreas and reversed their diabetes. This exciting outcome was found to be caused by the effect the diet had on the gene switches in pancreatic cells. The diet has been found to reduce cholesterol and lower blood sugar in humans, and studies are underway to see if it will regenerate beta cells in humans like it does in mice. Stay tuned!


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