Researchers speculate that we would live longer if we fast regularly
Potential benefits of fasting including anti-ageing - interesting science news

Fasting seems to have far reaching effects beyond the traditional weight loss benefits usually associated with it. Researchers analyzed the blood samples of four fasting individuals in this study.

They identified that fasting increases the metabolism of purine and pyrimidine, key substances involved in gene expression and protein synthesis. Also several anti=oxidants such as ergothioneine and carnosine are also increased which could protect cells against free radical induced damage.

Also, fasting boosts the production of numerous metabolites which are usually abundant in young individuals but are depleted in old age and might have anti-ageing properties as seen in animal models.

Read the full story: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports

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