Aug 23, 2017

Autophagy and How it Aids Longevity

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Autophagy means “eating of self” (“auto”= self; “phag” = eating)[1]. Although its name might sound harmful, autophagy appears to have longevity-promoting effects[2]. Here, we will explain what autophagy is, how it works, its benefits, and how it plays a role in aging.

What is Autophagy?

Autophagy is the way cells break down misbehaving or nonfunctional organelles and proteins in the cell[1,2]. This means autophagy can consume organelles such as, mitochondria, peroxisomes, and the endoplasmic reticulum[1].

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  • Jesse Williams on August 23, 2017 9:34 am

    So like the Bible Said Fasting is Good

  • Steve Hill on August 23, 2017 9:45 am

    Yes and lots of historical sources also talk about it.