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06 July 2017

A recent study has confirmed some of the health benefits ascribed to fasting.

A recent study has confirmed some of the health benefits ascribed to fasting. Researchers monitored 71 people who followed a so-called fasting-mimicking diet for three months. They ate normally for most of the month, except for five consecutive days during which they restricted themselves to consuming just 700 to 1100 calories daily. The results: not only did the fasters lose an average of 2.6 kilograms compared to a control group, they also reduced their body fat and blood pressure, while lowering their risk of conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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