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8 months ago

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

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What is autophagy?


• The word autophagy comes from the Greek for "self" and "phagein", which means "to eat"
•It is the process by which cells degrade and recycle their components
•It provides fuel for energy and building blocks for cell renewal
•After infection, autophagy can destroy bacteria and viruses
•Cells use autophagy to get rid of damaged proteins and organelles, to counteract the negative effects of ageing on the body.

So what do scientists say?

"Certainly the evidence from experiments in mice suggest that would be the case," said Dr David Rubinsztein, professor of molecular neurogenetics at the University of Cambridge and UK Dementia Research Institute.

"There are studies where they have switched on the process using genetic tools or drugs or fasting, and in those cases the animals tend to live longer and be in better overall shape."

"What we've discovered is that it protects against diseases like Parkinson's, Huntington's and certain forms of dementia," said Dr Rubinsztein.

"It also seems to be beneficial in the context of infection control, as well as protecting against excessive inflammation."
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Yes, Autophagy  (“self-eating”) is a detox process your body undergoes to clean out damaged cells and regenerate new ones. A protein called p62 activates to induce  autophagy  and is the key to an improved human lifespan over time.
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Yes ofcourse. Regular exercise and occasional carbohydrate restriction carry mountains of benefits in addition to their likely impact on autophagy. The best that could happen is a stronger, leaner, and cleaner body. That’s our kind of detox.
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Yes, if you switch on autophagy you remove these proteins rapidly and protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's and forms of dementia.
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Yes, you can think of autophagy as a form of “self-eating,” which might sound pretty scary but is actually your body’s normal way of carrying out cellular renewal processes. In fact, autophagy is so beneficial that it’s now being called a “key in preventing diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiomyopathy, diabetes and liver disease.
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Autophagy is a natural regeneration process is considered as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life. For example, Dr David Rubinsztein, professor of molecular neurogenetics at the University of Cambridge and UK Dementia Research Institute.
"There are studies where they have switched on the process using genetic tools or drugs or fasting, and in those cases the animals tend to live longer and be in better overall shape."

However, he said it was not yet clear how that translated to humans.
"For example, in mice, you see the effects of fasting on the brain in 24 hours, and in some areas of their body, like the liver, much more quickly. Yet even though we know fasting is beneficial, we don't know yet exactly how long humans would need to fast to see the benefits," said Dr Rubinsztein.

if they succeed, it's quiet possible especially to slow aging and prolong human life.
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Eat and exercise regularly our body has self healing capacity
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