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Future anti-aging drugs could flip a "metabolic switch" to mimic fasting

May 8, 2018View for printing

Fasting has been found to have a range of health benefits, and appears to slow down the aging process. Now, researchers from MIT have found that fasting for just 24 hours is enough to improve the regeneration of a person's intestinal stem cells, which naturally declines with age. Better yet, with the metabolic switch identified, in the future the effect could be mimicked with a drug.

Michael Irving

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