Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of water > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: 5 diseases you risk getting if we run out of waterHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 'Dead' man snores back to life right before his autopsy Fitness What's the deal with pain after exercise? Fitness 10 triathlon mistakes to avoid Fitness 5 reasons you shouldn't exercise with headphones Lifestyle Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Lifestyle Floater alert: Here’s what it means if your poop floats From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?