Fasting – Fountain of Youth

ORF-E | 2023
1 x 45 min

Many experts are convinced that fasting can keep us healthy and improve our quality of life even in old age. Growing older and getting more out of life has long been the major goal of ageing research. For this year’s Lent, Florian Kröppel and Kurt Langbein looked at the effects of fasting and other techniques on our bodies. The race for the fountain of youth has been in full swing in science since the Japanese Shinya Yamanaka made his discovery public in 2006 that it only takes four genes to rejuvenate a cell. If this method is used, body cells can develop back to the stem cell stage. So will the old song “Forever young” soon become reality?

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