Via www.dailymail.co.uk/health By COLIN FERNANDEZ
- Fasting helps lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes
- But it’s not practical so scientists devised a diet that mimics fasting
- Dieters cut calorie intake by between 34 and 54% for five consecutive days
- For the other 25 days a month people go back to eating their normal diet Cutting the number of calories you eat by up to half for five days a month will help you live longer, scientists today revealed.
People who underwent less than a week of a heavily restricted diet showed fewer signs of ageing, diabetes, heart disease and cancer compared to a group who did not fast.
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And the good effects lasted despite returning to their normal diet – however healthy that was to begin with.
Previous studies have shown that fasting for short periods – surviving on just water alone – promotes health, but is not practicable for most people, particularly the old and frail.
So the researchers created a ‘fasting mimicking diet’ – where the beneficial effects of fasting were replicated – but ensured vital vitamins and minerals were included ‘to minimise the burden of fasting’.
The medically-supervised diet cut the number of calories eaten by between 34 to 54 per cent. Read full article…
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