Fasting triggers stem cell regen. of damaged immune system

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Fasting triggers stem cell regen. of damaged immune system

Postby ThisIsMA » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:45 am

An article from the University of Southern California:

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system

https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-trig ... ne-system/

The study has major implications for healthier aging, in which immune system decline contributes to increased susceptibility to disease as people age. By outlining how prolonged fasting cycles — periods of no food for two to four days at a time over the course of six months — kill older and damaged immune cells and generate new ones, the research also has implications for chemotherapy tolerance and for those with a wide range of immune system deficiencies, including autoimmunity disorders.


What do you think, could this be helpful?

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Re: Fasting triggers stem cell regen. of damaged immune syst

Postby CureOrBust » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:06 pm

ThisIsMA wrote:What do you think, could this be helpful?
It did sound interesting, so I followed it to try and get the original published article, and read the following, which would make me a little cautious.
Prolonged fasting cycles promote HSC self-renewal to reverse immunosuppression
http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/abstract/S1934-5909(14)00151-9
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Re: Fasting triggers stem cell regen. of damaged immune syst

Postby Lainie » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:58 am

The problem with all the articles I see about the USC study is a lack of specifics for how to replicate these results, i.e. how long to fast, water only, etc.
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