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U.S. News & World Report highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School that suggests chemotherapy might be more effective if the patient practices a fasting-mimicking diet. “The cancer cells are usually dependent on much more glucose than [normal cells], [so] by decreasing the glucose [present in the body] you can generate problems” for the cancer cells, Longo said. According to Longo, the same principles could apply to treating a variety of human diseases.

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