February 4, 2023

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Intermittent fasting .. Numerous health benefits

An intermittent fasting diet is a diet based on not eating for certain hours during the day or on certain days of the week.

And U.S. scientists say intermittent fasting, which is now widespread, has many health benefits in addition to weight loss.

The journal Cell Reports indicates that dieting at certain times is of interest to people who want to lose and control their weight, so most previous studies have focused on this issue, according to Russia Today.

But scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Research in California decided to conduct experiments on laboratory rats to determine the effect of intermittent fasting on physical activity. The results of these tests show that intermittent fasting helps even when suffering from infectious diseases including type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, liver cancer and “Govit-19”.

Professor Sachithananda Panda, chair of the research team, said, “The main results of clinical trials are weight loss.

According to him, glucose tolerance, the first step to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma, is one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence and mortality in the last 25-30 years. This trend makes the search for simple ways to combat glucose intolerance a major scientific research priority.

The experiments involved feeding the rats to fat and sugar, but they lost food for nine hours a day. The researchers integrated the diet with the rats’ lifestyle – sleeping during the day and feeding at night. During these tests, the researchers studied the chemical composition of the liver and the level of glucose in the blood, while also evaluating muscle mass and testing performance, endurance, and vitality in the event of sepsis.

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Researchers have found that intermittent fasting protects against fatty liver disease, regardless of age and gender. In addition, fasting maintains low blood sugar levels between glucose tolerance tests performed on mice after 16 hours of fasting and returns to normal quickly after disturbances. Therefore, intermittent fasting is a free and convenient way to prevent or treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Researchers have found that intermittent fasting protects against sepsis, especially in the intensive care unit, which is especially important during an outbreak.