Can Fasting Help Fight Cancer?

Can Fasting Help Fight Cancer?

Fasting may help with cancer treatment. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the role of fasting in both cancer treatment and prevention. Some research suggests that fasting helps fight cancer  by lowering insulin resistance and levels of inflammation. Fasting may also reverse the effects of chronic conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are both risk factors for cancer.

Also, researchers believe that fasting may make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy while protecting other cells. Fasting may also boost the immune system to help fight cancer that is already present. However,  you should consult your doctor first before fasting.

If you’re abstaining from food and drink during Ramadan, it’s important to take precautions, particularly if you suffer from a chronic condition such as diabetes.

For most, Ramadhan’s daily fast should not have any negative effect on their health; this includes individuals with chronic conditions including coronary artery disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes. They can fast safely if their condition is well managed and uncomplicated. However, for people with a chronic condition — particularly those with complications or requiring medication for management — should consult their doctors to carefully plan and prepare for their fasting to avoid any problems or worsening of their conditions when they fast. (source medicalnewstoday & gulfnews)

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