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Intermittent fasting decreases cancer risk and improves longevity


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Intermittent fasting can improve health and longevity according to new research.

Involves eating during a six- to eight-hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 to 18 hours.

Can increase longevity, stress resistance, decrease the risk for cancer and help support weight loss.

Cells switch from glucose-based energy to ketone-based energy thereby converting fat to energy.

Not medically advised for those with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases.

Collaborative research published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Always better to consult a doctor and discuss before trying intermittent fasting

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Abhinav Diwan

Senior researcher interested in lysosomal biology and its therapeutic potential at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Public Research university.

Mark Mattson

Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people.

Rafael de Cabo

Senior researcher in the field of gerontology at National Institute on Aging

The New England Journal of Medicine

Scientific Journal devoted to medical research.