Conducted by researchers at
Johns Hopkins University,
the study was published in
‘The New England Journal of Medicine.’
The study found that intermittent
fasting led to improvements in
“glucose regulation, blood pressure,
and heart rate.”
According to neuroscientist Dr. Mark
Mattson, intermittent fasting may
improve adverse health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity or diabetes.
It may also improve
brain health, leading to better
memory and improved cognitive function.
“We are at a transition point where we could soon consider adding information about intermittent fasting to medical school curricula alongside standard advice about healthy diets and exercise.”, Dr. Mark Mattson, Study Author, via ‘The Daily Mail’
The types of popular intermittent fasting include daily time-restricted fasting and 5:2 fasting.
With time-restricted fasting, meals are restricted to within 6-8 hours a day. 5:2 fasting entails two days of a single moderate meal every week.
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