Fasting boosts effectiveness of chemo in mice

Combining fasting with chemotherapy could be a more effective way of treating cancer than chemotherapy on its own, a new study on mice has found.

Results showed that 20% of mice with an advanced case of children’s cancer were cured when fasting cycles were interspersed with chemotherapy sessions. On the other hand, mice treated only with chemotherapy failed to survive. Even fasting alone reduced the spread of cancer cells.

It will take years to establish whether the treatment would be effective on humans.

Read more at University of Southern California