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  • Can Fasting Be Good For You? Two Studies Reveal How It Changes The Body (Inverse)
    by Beth Newcomb on October 20, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Inverse featured research by Valter Longo on how fasting affects the body and the potential for a fasting-mimicking diet to improve health. “If you fast every day for 21 hours, The post Can Fasting Be Good For You? Two Studies Reveal How It Changes The Body (Inverse) appeared first on USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

  • Cycles of a Fasting-Mimicking Diet Help Mice Live Longer, Healthier
    by Beth Newcomb on October 14, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    While many diets have been studied for effectiveness in preventing obesity and heart disease in both mice and humans, research on the effects and benefits of short, periodic cycles of fasting on obesity and heart health are lacking.  The post Cycles of a Fasting-Mimicking Diet Help Mice Live Longer, Healthier appeared first on USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

  • Studies Suggest a Fasting Diet Could Boost Breast Cancer Therapy
    by Beth Newcomb on July 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    A USC-led team of international scientists found that a one-two punch of a fasting diet with hormone therapy may enhance the effects of breast cancer treatment in small clinical trials and mouse studies. The post Studies Suggest a Fasting Diet Could Boost Breast Cancer Therapy appeared first on USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.