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Author Topic: Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system  (Read 733 times)

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Offline life2

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While not related to HIV the study inspires questions of whether this could be beneficial therapeutically or as a potential part of a kick and kill strategy.

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a study shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage -- a major side effect of chemotherapy -- but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605141507.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

Offline phoenix

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am I getting this right? Study implies Fasting lowers WBC then triggers stem cells to produce more WBC? Would that indicate a increase in CDC4 counts?  Wouldn't fasting for 48 or 72 hrs  cause other health problems? Study also implies fasting lowers  stored glucose levels. Would glucose levels also rise to possible higher levels  after re-feeding? 
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