AUTOPHAGY, the process by which cells “clean” themselves and that is boosted by exercise, some diets and fasting, is nowadays widely regarded as the answer to achieving a healthier – and longer – life.
This process that removes and recycles unwanted or damaged molecules from living cells is the subject of world-wide research, and work on this cellular process was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2016.
However, the history of research on autophagy dates back much further...
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