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.
This clip was taken from the first FoundMyFitness interview with Dr. Valter Longo found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6PyyatqJSE
Original episode published on Oct 1, 2016
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About FoundMyFitness: Rhonda Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition.
It is Dr. Patrick’s goal to challenge the status quo and encourage the wider public to think about health and longevity using a proactive, preventative approach.
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