The role of fasting-induced ketosis in stem cell activation and cell renewal | Valter Longo

Parent Episode: Valter Longo, Ph.D. on the Fasting-Mimicking Diet & Fasting for Longevity, Cancer & Multiple Sclerosis

A growing body of evidence suggests that fat plays a role in the activation of stem cells. Fasting generates molecules such as fatty acids, ketone bodies and glycerol, providing a favorable environment for stem cell activation and renewal. While there is much to understand about the mechanistic details of the fasting-mimicking diet, the clinical benefits are clear. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo discusses how fasting can play a role in the activation and renewal of stem cells by altering the metabolic profile.

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