Fasting diet may make cancer treatment more effective | Valter Longo

Parent Episode: Dr. Valter Longo on Resetting Autoimmunity and Rejuvenating Systems with Prolonged Fasting & the FMD

The fasting-mimicking diet holds great promise as a complementary therapy for cancer because, when coupled with chemotherapy, the diet induces differential stress resistance – a phenomenon in which normal cells are protected from stress, but damaged cells are not. Fasting creates a hostile microenvironment for cancer cells, sensitizing them to chemotherapy drugs and promoting cell death. This exploits the inability of cancer cells to adapt to extreme environments. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo describes the origins of the fasting-mimicking diet and explains how it enhances chemotherapeutic treatments.

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