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Lab Reports
May 7, 2008

Fasting and Chemotherapy

JAMA. 2008;299(17):2017. doi:10.1001/jama.299.17.2017-c

Fasting for 2 days protects healthy cells against chemotherapy, according to animal studies conducted at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (Raffaghello L et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 10.1073/pnas.0708100105 [published online ahead of print March 31, 2008]). The cell-protective effects of starvation had previously been demonstrated in antiaging studies.

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