Our bodies can rejuvenate with a little fasting, but the process at play weakens as we age. Scientists have identified a compound that induces this cell-cleaning mechanism which can help protect us from heart attacks and cancers too.

In 10 seconds? Ever heard of “fasting diets” which promise longevity and help fight diseases? They are based on a mechanism that forces starved cells in our bodies to cannibalise themselves or rather, eat up parts of them including toxins and waste.

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