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Old Fri, Aug-23-19, 07:37
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I guess there's that last bit about cancer for people to latch on to.

Fasting inhibits colorectal cancer growth by reducing M2 polarization of tumor-associated macrophages

If we're worried about elevated stemness-->cancer, the people most likely to suffer an increased cancer burden from this would be the very young, least likely the very old... I think this is a fairly specific problem that might come up. But in general, a more robust immune system, healthier mitochondria--not stem, but sort of stemmy if you have a healthier but smaller pool of mitochondria after a fast, that then increases in population. Mouse longevity studies with fasting will be having these effects on stem cell populations. Mouse longevity studies are largely anti-cancer studies, since mice don't normally do much in the way of cardiovascular disease unless they're genetically altered in some way.
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