Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

POD: Does WATER FASTING Increase our MITOCHONDRIA? What about being OVERWEIGHT?



Study: https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpendo.00008.2013

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0:00 – Introduction
4:00 – Study Background
9:07 – Study Results
16:00 – Conclusion/Take Away

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16 thoughts on “POD: Does WATER FASTING Increase our MITOCHONDRIA? What about being OVERWEIGHT?
  1. hi, I think you should not excuse because you might attack some of the fasting guys. actually I'm one of these guys who followed you after I excerced different fasting protokols. In fact I'm doing a 48 hour fast just in this moment. btw:. your video "you can't have it all " impressed me a lot. It really changes my perspective of fasting.

    If someone really follows a path(concept)such as nutrition style or religion etc, the one should be able to deal with counterarguments.

  2. Fascinating topic, and well presented. I am on the tail end of a 48 hour fast(8 hours to go). I am a "nose to tail" Carnivore eater.

    This is particularly interesting for me as I am an avid back country hiker/backpacker, and I am often hiking 20 – 30 km in a day over steep terrain, while in a fasted state. Depending on how many days I'm out I may carry as much as 50 – 60 lbs of pack weight.

    I have found that for activities that require endurance/stamina, I can hike for days without "bonking". However, in the weight room, I'm finding it just doesn't translate as well to pure strength training, if that makes any sense? Maybe it's just comparing apples to oranges, as it were? When i switch from hiking to the weightroom is it just a matter of trying to use 2 different energy systems – glucose/weight room vs fat/hiking. I'm guessing the absence of glucose is why my weight room performance isn't as good? How would this tie in with what you are saying regarding mitochondria?

    Anyway, curious to know your thoughts. Your presentation has given me a lot to think about.

  3. For me 48h is not long term fasting…Besides, a lot of the positive outcomes of fasting happen upon refeeding… And then again, is aerobic physical activity, which is touted for producing Mitochondria, effective after only 48h? Cheers!

  4. Interesting. Would like to see the same data after eating since supposedly gains don't come from fasting but set one up for increases once one refeeds. FWIW, saw an ad by Dave Asprey – BulletProof coffee guy – snake oil salesman – promoting Urolithin A supplement to boost mitophagy. Thoughts?

  5. Hey Nicolas, thank you for taking the time to bring us this study and covering the topic . One question pops up from seeing the results of the study : is there any proof that over weight individuals could genetical have less mitochondria compared to lean individuals ? . the reason i am asking this , usually an obese person is obese because they feel the need to eat more than a lean person, this made me wander if this was trying to compensate for the lower levels of mitochondria? . I was always under the impression that fasting promoted autophagy ? from all the studies proving AMPK increase in connection with nutrition control i.e. fasting . what can explain this particular study results ?. i am thinking they missed something 🙂

  6. I wonder if overweight individuals have larger amounts of muscle mass and the mitochondrial density is lower but total volume or mass of mitochondria is the same as lean individuals

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