New research finds a Fasting Diet can cure Diabetes and restore normal pancreatic function
In a brilliant new discovery to control and even reverse diabetes, scientists have formulated what is being referred to as the fasting mimicking diet. The diet plan in addition to reversing diabetes also restores pancreas function. The observations were made in research involving test mice.
When observing the diet, the body is tricked into fasting mode for a few days in the month despite certain types of food being consumed. The ensuing condition established in the body could be enough to reboot pancreas key functions and restore insulin production.
1 Diabetes and how fasting can alter it
In a condition of diabetes, the pancreas cannot produce insulin (type I) or it could be damaged by insulin resistance (Type II). The research time found that the fasting diet actually reversed such symptoms in mice. According to Valter Longo head of research, The mice were pushed to an extreme state and then brought back to normal composure, this triggered the pancreas to undergo a sort of reprogramming or reboot.
The fasting mimicking diet is not new to humans; it was used as an effective way to ensure weight loss. Earlier studies have also linked such diets to reduced risks of heart disease, Multiple sclerosis and cancer. The body when in starved state has been observed to reset the production of healthy cells.