Intermittent fasting is known to help with weight loss, but it might also help you live longer, according to a new report.
Researchers from the National Institute on Aging, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center recently conducted a study, published in Cell Metabolism, to determine the link between fasting and mortality.
To do so, they randomly divided 292 male mice into two diet groups: one given low-fat, naturally sourced foods and the other given foods higher in protein and fiber. Each of the two groups was then split into three sub-groups. One had access to food 24 hours a day, the other ate 30 percent fewer calories daily than the first group, and the last one had access to food with the same amount of calories as the round-the-clock group once a day.
Excerpted from AJC