Low-Calorie Diets to Rebuild Intestinal Tissues

Restricting calories in the daily diet by up to 40% can help tissues regenerate after injury. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers pinpoints the cell responsible for these improved regenerative abilities in the intestines. According to the scientists' work, when a calorie-restricted mouse is subjected to radiation, a particular type of stem cell in the intestines, known as reserve stem cells, can survive and quickly rebuild intestinal tissues.

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