Scientists have found a way to fight diabetes
Scientists from the University of Southern California, the United States, claim to have found an effective way to combat diabetes.
Imitation fasting helps in controlling diabetes
The method consists in a diet mimics starvation, according to doctors, it helps to restore the cells of the pancreas, "reboots" the body and activates the cells regeneration mechanism. The results of experiments on mice published in the journal Cell.
During the experiments, the test animals were fasted for some time, and then returned to a normal diet. Scientists have noticed that in the period of starvation in pancreatic cells in mice activated a special regeneration mechanism.
A similar process occurs in stem cells, doctors explain its existence the capacity of human organs partially restored. However, until now it was not clear how this mechanism can be activated.
"We came to the conclusion that if to bring the mouse to a state of extreme stress by starvation, then, feed, return back to the normal state, in the cells of the pancreas begins to act a mechanism for reprogramming cells, which restores the non-functioning of the authorities", - says one of the study's authors, Dr. Valter Longo.
At the same time, scientists have noted that after the hunger strikes in the experimental mice dramatically leveled blood sugar levels. "In regard to the scientific discovery is very important: we have shown that reprogrammed cells can be through diet, without resorting to gene modification", - adds Longo.
Diet and tested on humans. Within five days of experimental simulated periods of fasting, eating only low-carbohydrate and low-protein foods that are high in fat. Then they were allowed to eat anything. According to the researchers, such a diet can potentially restore insulin production in the body, eliminating the cause of the disease. | 9tv.co.il