Fasting Could Boost Immune System, Especially In Elderly And Cancer Patients

June 6, 2014 4:05 PM

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Periodic fasting could help combat "chemotherapy-induced and aging-related" dips in immune system function.

Chemotherapy can significantly deplete immune cells, and even normal aging can be hard on the immune system. Researchers believe fasting every once in a while could combat this, a Cell Press news release reported.

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