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Tag: Fasting

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...
Time restricted eating
Scientists have shown in mice that long-term caloric restriction can attenuate age-related immunosenescence on par with antibody-mediated clearance of senescent T-cells. On top of that, caloric restriction predictably improved glucose tolerance and lowered inflammation [1]. Senescent cells: inflamed and half-dead Immunosenescence is an umbrella term for a variety of largely detrimental changes that our immune...
Ramadan is a time of fasting.
Intermittent fasting changes the composition of the gut microbiome, according to new research [1]. An increase in the abundance of a group of bacteria known as Lachnospiraceae may explain some of the health benefits linked with dietary restriction. A natural experiment Intermittent fasting—the repeated, severe restriction of food intake—is an extremely reliable method of extending...
Smell of Food
Experiments by researchers in China and the US have shown that the smell of food is enough to reduce the lifespan gains caused by dietary restriction in nematodes. By unraveling the genetic and neurological network behind this, the team found evidence that the same might hold true in mammals. Dietary restriction is more than a...