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Tag: Fasting

Ramadan is a time of fasting.
May 13, 2021
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
April 29, 2021
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...
The Sheekey Science Show's Youtube image on fasting
January 21, 2021
n this video, the Sheekey Science Show discusses the different types of fasting (periodic and intermittent) and how they relate to aging, including their beneficial effects on metabolism and stem cells, along with the concept of refeeding. Supplements that serve as caloric restriction mimetics, which replicate some of the effects of fasting, are also explored.
Time-restricted fasting
April 08, 2020
Intermittent fasting is a common topic in the longevity community, and a new study suggests that there could be some benefits from adopting this lifestyle. A new study published in the Journal of Proteomics builds on previous studies and suggests that intermittent fasting has a host of benefits in humans, not just mice. This study...
Myelin
November 22, 2019
A recent study published in Cell Stem Cell shows that fasting and metformin are effective in a mouse model of demyelination, which is caused in humans by such disorders as multiple sclerosis. Myelin, demyelination, and remyelination Myelin, a substance rich in beneficial proteins and fats, is an insulator and protector of nerve cells and helps...