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Starvation and exercise can recharge the body
- September 28, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Our body is a truly amazing and multifunctional mechanism that can independently cope with the vast majority of the problems formed within it. For example, such an important process as ridding the body of extra cells and proteins is carried out almost completely due to certain hormones and special molecules of ubiquitin – a substance to which unnecessary proteins and cells are attached for subsequent decomposition. However, the excessive accumulation of such cells and proteins, due to the failure of this mechanism, can lead to various neurodegenerative diseases – and therefore a new way was presented to deal with this.
Specialists from Harvard University presented the results of their new study, based on the desire to strengthen the regulation and effectiveness of the body's natural hormones involved in getting rid of excess proteins and cells – we are talking mainly about the so-called chemical trigger hormone cAMP, with the help of which these cells are decomposed.
Previously, scientists proposed a number of pharmacological methods and tools to improve this regulation, but now their study has focused on identifying new possible ways of such a repetition, but only by the forces of the hormones themselves. And such was discovered – it consists in systematic physical activity and the so-called therapeutic fasting. Scientists were able to verify this by setting up a rather lengthy experiment in which subjects systematically engaged in physical activity and went through the stages of fasting – it turned out that with this increase, the natural activity of the cAMP trigger process increases several times.
This, in turn, means that the body gets rid of unnecessary cells and proteins much faster, while contributing to a more accelerated and safer decomposition – however, scientists are not yet ready to define the presented method of natural regulation of hormones as absolutely safe, since they are not yet studied the possible consequences and side effects – this takes some extra time.