Want a Longer & Healthier Life? Try Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is gaining new popularity every day, and people all over are trying to include this pattern in their daily routines. However, for some this may sound like another diet fad but researchers have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients. Yes, it is actually true! According to a study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, it was found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.

What does the study say? In addition, they found that patients who practice intermittent fasting are less likely to be diagnosed with heart failure.

“It’s another example of how we’re finding that regularly fasting can lead to better health outcomes and longer lives,” said Benjamin Horne, principal investigator of the study.

While the study does not show that fasting is the causal effect for better survival, these real-world outcomes in a large population do suggest that fasting may be having an effect and urge continued study of the behaviour.

Excerpted from Jagran English

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