However, some British experts were sceptical of the research.
Dr Graham Rook, emeritus professor of immunology at University College London, said the study sounded “improbable”.
The idea that fasting kickstarts the immune system.
The idea is that to save energy while starving the body dismantles parts of the immune system, surplus white blood cells. Then, when not fasting, they all come back but they’re all new.
Dunno, not a biologist, but how long do white blood cells last anyway before they’re recycled?
That fasting can have some beneficial effects might be true though. There’s at least one group out there claiming that real fasting (30 days or so) can cure Type II diabetes by getting rid of the fat in the pancreas (?).