Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Circumcision does not replace condoms Fitness 4 signs that indicate you’re losing muscle, not fat Diet and nutrition 3 ways to make your fave treats healthier and weight-loss friendly Medical Holidays hike heart attack risk Lifestyle 'Adaptive surfing is the best thing that’s ever happened to me' Medical Breaking the smoking-drinking connection From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.