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Can Fasting Blunt Chemotherapy's Debilitating Side Effects?

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Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1146-1147
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1146a

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A dramatic experiment in mice has led some researchers to suggest that fasting may blunt the side effects of cancer treatment and perhaps even allow patients to tolerate higher drug doses.