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 'Those who die of HIV, it's by choice," tweets Limpopo Health dept Medical The pros and cons of 4 sleeping positions Medical 7 facts you probably didn’t know about hearing aids Medical This man was constipated for 22 years Diet and nutrition What energy drink in SA is the worst for you? Medical Can allergies really cause mental health issues? From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.