Scientifically designed fasting diet lowers fasting glucose

Five-day fasting diet designed by a USC researcher safely reduced risks for major diseases

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Seventy one adults were placed on three cycles of a low-calorie, “fasting-mimicking” diet.“ The diet reduced cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure and signs of inflammation (measured by C-reactive protein levels), as well as fasting glucose and reduced levels of IGF-1, a hormone that affects metabolism. It also shrank waistlines and resulted in weight loss, both in total body fat and trunk fat, but not in muscle mass.

“People can experience significant health benefits through a periodic, fasting-mimicking diet that is designed to act on the aging process.”

In effect, the diet reduced the study participants’ risks for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other age-related diseases.

Reference: Fasting-mimicking diet and markers/risk factors for aging, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease Link

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