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May 08, 2018 - BBC

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

Can the science of autophagy boost your health?

In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries into the mechanisms of autophagy. These have led to a better understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia. 

Since then, drug companies and academics have raced to find drugs that will stimulate the process, and diet and wellness experts are jumping on the bandwagon claiming that the process can be induced naturally by fasting, high-intensity exercise and restricting carbohydrates.

GruntVegan: Autophagy is the cellular catabolic process in which cells digest or destroy damaged or redundant cellular components occurring in vacuoles within the cell.

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