A research done by Trinity College Dublin discovered that when certain cells are starved of glucose, they stimulated the immune system.
These dendritic cells are the part of the immune system that monitors our body for signs of danger.
When they aren’t given glucose, they push the immune system’s T lymphocytes into action. The T cells then work on the front line against infection and tumours.
They are what directly fight cancer and inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis and heart problems.
The authors of the study believe the new findings could open up new approaches to treating cancers and immune-related conditions.