Fasting is a great stress to the body. Despite this, a number of scientists from the Medical school of Yale University argues, diet and fasting can have a positive impact and to reduce the level of inflammatory reactions in the body.
Starvation affects the immune system, blocking part of the immune system and reducing the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes mellitus type II. Experiments on mice showed that the restriction in the diet inhibits the activity of NLRP3. This substance is part of a complex of proteins inflammasomes.
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Inflammasome is the start button inflammatory reaction upon contact of the cell and the pathogen. The substance responsible for the development of inflammation and autoimmune reactions. Scientists have found, inflammasome worked with fasting, exercise and extreme dieting.