Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Intermittent fasting

Improvements in coronary heart disease risk indicators by alternate-day fasting involve adipose tissue modulations.
16 obese subjects instituted an alternate-day fasting program (eat for 24 hours, then fast for 24 hours). Subjects lost Body weight (average loss: 5.7 +/- 0.9 kg) but not Lean body mass. They had lower LDL cholesterol levels & reduced Waist circumference.

Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human and animal trials.
Human trials support beneficial effects on HDL & Triglycerides. Animal studies support beneficial effects on Diabetes incidence, Cancer, fasting Blood glucose, Insulin concentrations, Total cholesterol, Blood pressure, & response to Myocardial infarction (Heart attack).