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rcjordan

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Fasting
« on: May 06, 2018, 02:14:47 PM »
hat tip to Gimp's SO for first bringing up fasting as worth watching

I'm seeing enough reliable/authoritative study results to merit starting a thread.

MIT: Age-related loss of stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast

http://news.mit.edu/2018/fasting-boosts-stem-cells-regenerative-capacity-0503

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Re: Fasting
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
Autophagy, and now evidence of stem cell repair -- it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective that nature would learn to take advantage of the  feast and famine cycles of non-modern living.

It should be noted though that 24 hours for a mouse is probably a lot different than for a human -- that might be the equivalent of a four day fast for us.

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Re: Fasting
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 07:06:08 PM »
>equivalent of a four day fast for us.

I saw several articles prior to this one referenced another study. 3-day fasts kicked it in gear for humans, IIRC.

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Re: Fasting
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 09:13:05 PM »
There's a lot here, but this is the Rhonda Patrick QA where she was talking about fasting
https://tim.blog/2017/05/04/smart-drugs-fasting-and-fat-loss/

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Re: Fasting
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 10:41:09 AM »