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Fasting for two days could regenerate the immune system, according to research Published: June 7, 2014

It’s often used as a quick weight loss method – but fasting could also help the body to fight off disease, The Independent reports.

Refraining from food for as little as two days can regenerate the immune system, helping the body to fight infection, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Southern California said the findings could have major implications for the elderly and people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients.

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