A new study shows that the effects of intermittent fasting could help improve fat metabolism and trigger changes in the body that could prevent certain diseases. Researchers hope the findings will guide scientists in finding ways to block cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, highlights the health benefits of alternate day fasting. It states that the diet “reprograms liver proteins,” including one protein that plays a key role in multiple biological pathways in organs, including the liver.
Researchers used new “state-of-the-art analytical tools” to look into how the diet directly affects the liver and helps prevent disease. They also gathered data using the technique known as multi-Omics, which included multiple data sets showing the associations within biological systems.
Excerpted from Medical Daily