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TWIW 51: Fasting linked to longer life, less disease and better performance

Episode 51
02, Mar, 2020
}8 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine has linked intermittent fasting to improved health, slowing or reversing ageing and a reduction in chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers and neuro degenerative brain disorders.

Whilst the authors acknowledge that the results can be variable and influenced by things like sex, diet and genetic factors, they claim that the positvie link to longevity is consistent. They show that studies in animals and humans have shown that the many health benefits of intermittent fasting are not just the result of reduced free-radical production or weight loss but are related to more complex adaptive cellular responses that improve glucose regulation, increase stress resistance and reduce inflammation just to name a fee benefits.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1905136

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