The latest study by a group of American professors has shown that fasting restores the whole immune system and helps cancer patients.
While most nutritionists are opposed to such an idea. Medical experts consider that even short fasting for three days can have a great benefit for human immunity. Because it is said to restore and strengthen it.
Scientists in the United States called this scientific discovery “extraordinary”. Because, they believe, even fasting in the elderly can regenerate their weakened and worn-out immune system.
A recent study by US scientists has shown that food stretching during the day triggers stem cells to produce more white blood cells. Or leukocytes, which contributes to the fight against infections.
Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) argue that this discovery could be very useful for those who suffer from a disrupted immune system. Such as cancer patients who are on chemotherapy. They added that the discovery could also be used by elderly people. Whose immune system became less effective in combating infections.
Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System
US researchers have argued that their research has proven that a post launches a “regenerative switch” that stem cells to produce leukocytes. Which ultimately restores the immune system.
“The fasting simply says ‘ok’ with stem cells that begin with the restoration of the entire system”. Said Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology and biology at the American University. “Another good news is that during the fasting. The body releases parts of the system that are damaged or worn or ineffective parts. For example, if you start with a system that is severely damaged after chemo or aging. Fasting can generate a new immune system,” said. Professor Longo.
Otherwise, US scientists have used volunteers who have fasted between two and four days for a period longer than six months. Scientists have discovered that the post reduces the PKA enzyme associated with aging and hormone that increases the risk of cancer and tumor growth.
It notes that during the study they noticed that the leukocyte count decreased over a longer period of time. Adding that the blood cells returned again after taking plentiful meals. It turns out that a 72-hour post protects cancer patients against the toxic effects of chemotherapy.