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Healthline featured research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the health benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet and its possible relief of irritable bowel disease. By reducing caloric intake and carefully monitoring what foods were consumed, Longo and his team found the amount of stem cells increased in the gut, a sign of regeneration, and reversed inflammation in the colon. The story also cited prior research by Longo linking the diet to other health benefits.

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