Fasting on water only has been shown to induce autophagy and a reduction in several biomarkers of chronic disease, cancer and ageing.

The fasting mimicking diet (FMD) was developed by Prof Valter Longo at the University of Southern California.

The FMD has been shown to mimick the effects of a five-day water fast in animals and in humans.

Prof Longo was included in the 50 most influential people in healthcare today.

Article about Prof Longo and L-Nutra

Further research freely available from the US website

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