Fasting is healthy and alleviates diabetes

Two relevant, recently-published articles restore the idea that a low-calorie diet is healthy. The prestigious journal Science Translational Medicine has published a study conducted by Dr. Min Wei and Valter Longo, from the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, which demonstrates that a diet low in calories, sugar and protein, but high in unsaturated fat, leads to weight loss and lower blood pressure. The same team has reported on the journal Cell the results of an experiment conducted on laboratory mice: those kept on a low-calorie diet lived longer and better than those kept on a standard diet. Moreover, a low-calorie diet on mice which had been induced diabetes apparently triggered repairing and reprogramming processes of pancreas cells, with a consequent re-balancing of insulin production. (Sources: Cell, Science Translational Medicine)