What’s the Research on Intermittent Fasting?

A study which the New England Journal of Medicine recently published summarizes decades of research on intermittent fasting. It found out that the diet regimen results in weight loss and improvement of blood pressure, cholesterol, symptoms of asthma, and risk of cardiometabolic disease.

According to Fatherly digital media, “Less definitive evidence” like clinical trials, among others, suggests fasting could improve resistance to insulin in those who have type 2 diabetes.

It could also improve surgical outcomes by reducing tissue impairments, defer the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, alleviate multiple sclerosis symptoms, interfere with growth of tumors, and brain injury. The study indicates that when one eats regularly, his body depends on glucose, a simple sugar that exists in carbs, for energy.

Excerpted from Science Times

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