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Fasting every other day may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:02 am Email this article
Fasting every other day may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but may not reduce body weight according to a new study from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California, USA.
Studies going back to the 1930’s have found that feeding rodents low calorie diets dramatically increase their life span.
Varady K, Hellerstein M. Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: A review of human and animal trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jul, 86(1):7-13.
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K. A. Varady
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley
Morgan Hall, Room 308
Berkeley, CA 94720-3104
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