The researchers said that people who regularly hungry, live longer.
To such conclusion scientists from Harvard medical school, conducted the experiment on worms.
The researchers found that due to the fasting reduces the activity of innate immunity, due to the reduction of protein synthesis p38. As the body ages, the active innate immunity becomes a provocateur of the development of chronic inflammatory processes of cellular disorders and disease are life-threatening. But when his work is muted activates genetic mechanisms that can overcome inflammatory processes.
Scientists have found that the hunger strike shown to inhibit the p38 protein and slows down the work of innate immunity at the expense of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). This protein contributes to the running processes that suppress the growth inflammation. That, in turn, prevents the early cell division. This factor experts attribute the prolongation of life.
In 2018, the Dutch researchers found that if you reduce the daily norm of calories consumed, 40% lower levels of inflammation that affect the brain cells. Then the scientists came to the conclusion that due to the starvation reduced the growth of microglia (cells of the nervous system) is the provocateur of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Note that you should never engage in fasting without predvaritelnoe consultation with the attending physician. You can have diseases in which can not limit yourself to food.
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