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What Is Autophagy? Is It a Bad Thing? Give it a try!

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What Is Autophagy? Is It a Bad Thing? Give it a try!

Autophagy literally means to “consume your own tissue during a metabolic process that happens in certain diseases and in starvation.” Modern research categorizes autophagy as a stress-coping mechanism, which the body uses to increase its chances of survival during stressful events. So, is it a good thing? Definitely yes! Perhaps the formal definition sounds a bit cannibalistic, but in actuality is our built-in renewal process. In fact, it is now believed to play a major role in the prevention of serious diseases like diabetes, liver disease, neurodegeneration and even cancer.   When it comes to anti-aging, autophagy acts as a...

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