US Research Finds Diabetic Fasting Diet Regenerates Pancreas

February 24, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health & Wellness

Dr Valter Longo

A study, published by in The Journal Cell say that the fasting diet reboots the body.

The public is advised not to try this without medical advice.

The diet resembles a vegan diet of nuts and soups, but limited to approximately 1000 calories per day, followed by 25 days of eating what they want.

It is similar to a popular 5 day low calorie, low protein, low carbohydrate but high unsaturated-fat diet.

Animal tests showed the diet regenerated beta cell in the pancreas. These cells detect sugar in the blood and release hormone insulin accordingly.

Dr Valter Longo, from the University of Southern California, said:

“Our conclusion is that by pushing the mice into an extreme state and then bringing them back – by starving them and then feeding them again – the cells in the pancreas are triggered to use some kind of developmental reprogramming that rebuilds the part of the organ that’s no longer functioning.”

Dr Valter Longo
The study showed benefits in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the mouse experiments.