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Tag: Fasting

16 Hour Fast
Scientists from Singapore have found that intermittent fasting alleviates damage incurred by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion, the impaired blood flow to the brain that is thought to be a cause of age-related dementia [1]. Why intermittent fasting? Back in the early days of geroscience, caloric restriction was the first intervention to substantially increase lifespan in lab...
Needle in a haystack
Researchers publishing in Nature Communications have determined that interventions that extend lifespan in mice may not have significant effects on the processes of aging. Improvement is not the same as slowing decline The researchers begin this paper by noting that previous studies have outlined a broad variety of dietary, environmental, and genetic factors that are...
Scientists have shown that both high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and time-restricted eating improve metabolism in healthy overweight women, with their combination providing the biggest effect [1]. Which one is better? Good dietary habits and physical activity are currently our best options for living longer and healthier lives. In recent years, two interventions have been gaining...
Mouse feeding
In a new study published in Science, researchers show that caloric restriction and time-restricted feeding have an additive effect on lifespan in mice [1]. A well-known intervention Caloric restriction is considered the first intervention to reliably show that aging is a malleable phenomenon. The first trials were conducted on rats back in the 1930s and...
Ramadan Fasting
A cohort study that was published in BioMed Central by Dr. Alsayyari and colleagues examined fasting on acute kidney injury incidence [1]. Background Fasting during the month of Ramandan is a obligation in Islam with exceptions, such as for chronic illness that has a poor prognosis or is uncontrolled [2]. Our prior articles discuss the...
Fasting clock
A recent study in Clinical and Translational Medicine followed people who went 5 days without eating and found improvements both immediately afterwards and up to 98 days later. Fasting for longevity Fasting is a practice in which an individual abstains from food and calories for a given length of time. There have been many preclinical...

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