A fasting diet helpful in reversing diabetes (new research)

Do you know the fact that a fasting diet is very helpful in reversing diabetes? Well if not. Let me share it with you.

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According to the new research, a fasting diet activates the pancreas to work properly and it reverses the symptoms of diabetes. Pancreas has endocrine parts called islets of Langerhans that secrete insulin and glucose. These secretions help to maintain blood sugar level. In a diabetic person the required amount of insulin is not secreted by the pancreas. This is the reason new researches show that the diabetes effect can be reversed by a fasting diet. And also repairs the pancreas.

Fasting research experiment on mice:

Let us know the research experiment in detail. And also finds out that how a fasting diet is helpful in getting rid of diabetes.

The scientists took mice and put it in an artificial mode of fasting for four days. A week over a period of several months to regenerate beta cells in the pancreas. It stores and release insulin. The scientists noticed that the working cells starts taking place of those cells which are damaged.

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“By pushing the mice into an extreme state and then bringing them back. The cells in the pancreas are triggered to use some kind of developmental reprogramming,” explains Valter Longo the head of the research team.

Because the diet relies on specifically measured levels of calories and types of food to work. However, medical evidence is still required. But the hope is that in the future, the diet will become a proven tool for treating diabetes. And pancreatic function without medication.

“Medically, these findings have the potential to be very important because we’ve shown–at least in mouse models–that you can use diet to reverse the symptoms of diabetes,” explains Longo. “Scientifically, the findings are perhaps even more important because we’ve shown that you can use diet to reprogram cells without having to make any genetic alterations.”

This research is promising till now because the scientists are planning clinical human trials.

After the successful trials on human beings we might be able to get rid of diabetes without having any medications. Fingers crossed!! And hoping for the best.

Post Author: Madeeha Majeed

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