Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting Double Your Risk Of Dying

Recent news headlines claiming fasting harms cardiovascular health should be taken with a grain of salt. The study behind these headlines was observational, relied on limited dietary recall, and was authored by someone with a history of controversial food-related findings. Extensive, peer-reviewed research indicates intermittent fasting offers significant cardiovascular benefits, including reduced body fat, improved insulin sensitivity, and healthier lipid profiles.

Don't be misled by fear-mongering headlines about fasting and heart health. The study prompting these stories had significant limitations: it was observational (not directly testing cause-and-effect), used unreliable dietary recall data, and was authored by a researcher with a track record of disputed findings on red meat, eggs, and cholesterol.

In contrast, here's what credible research demonstrates about intermittent fasting:

  • Randomized study: Prolonged time-restricted eating with resistance training reduced body fat and inflammation, improved blood sugar markers, and improved lipid profiles.

  • Controlled clinical trial: 18 hours of fasting significantly decreased waist circumference and cardiovascular risk factors.

  • Multiple study reviews have shown that fasting consistently lowers body weight, fat mass, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin levels.

  • Specific to breast cancer survivors: 16-hour fasting patterns significantly reduced cardiovascular risk.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2024 14:49 PM