Hurdles with food aversion and FDA regulation of FMD treatment protocols | Valter Longo

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

Research suggests that a water fast during chemotherapy can sensitize cancer cells while protecting healthy cells. Clinical trials to evaluate a fasting-mimicking diet during chemotherapy have been proceeding slower than expected due to the development of food aversions, which can occur when foods are presented along with toxic chemotherapeutic agents and often reduce dietary compliance. Consequently, researchers have had to formulate several versions of the fasting-mimicking diet to overcome these aversions. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo explains why clinical trials of the fasting-mimicking diet in combination with standard cancer treatments have been slow to progress.

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