Prolonged fasting as a powerful way to regenerate and rebuild systems | Valter Longo

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

During prolonged fasting or starvation, the body survives by eliminating unnecessary cells via apoptosis, the process of programmed cell death. These cells will be replaced when food becomes available. This regeneration process, the most extensive since birth, is a powerful feature of prolonged fasting. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo describes how prolonged fasting and subsequent refeeding, sends signals to the body to systematically shrink and rebuild organ systems.

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