Fasting Mimicking Diet in healthy subjects shown to regulate many key biomarkers | Valter Longo

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

The fasting-mimicking diet can affect biomarkers and disease risk in a positive way. In a clinical trial, researchers subjected people to three cycles of a fasting-mimicking diet and measured biomarkers including cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, IGF-1, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein. After the diet, people with previously elevated biomarkers returned to healthy levels, while those with normal levels remained the same. These results are unlike caloric restriction, which continues to drive biomarkers lower even in healthy people. The fasting-mimicking diet appears to be resetting or rejuvenating the system. In this clip, Dr. Longo describes the promising research that suggests that one's risk for diseases over the next 10 years may be drastically reduced.

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