Many studies have already shown that fasting, when it does not lead to malnutrition, increases lifespan and improves health in humans. Another advantage of fasting is weight loss.
Are there only benefits though? Not so fast says a British study which just showed how this diet will have detrimental long-term transgenerational consequences. Dietary restrictions could affect the fertility and longevity of future generations if those offspring enjoy good food and pleasure instead.
Will prolonged fasting affect our descendants? Fasting is said to have many benefits on health, including weight loss and life expectancy extension. However, according to the British study mentioned above, fasting could have an impact on the reproduction of our offspring, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.
Excerpted from Gilmore Health