Calorie Restriction Via Fasting

Since a study earlier on the year on the health effects of fasting on mice, we've seen this brought up in a number of places (here at Psychology Today of all places). People familiar with calorie restriction have noted that the scientific data on fasting is much less conclusive. There are health risks, and underlying mechanisms for any health benefits are poorly understood in comparison to a straight calorie restriction diet. It is unclear as to whether fasting as a low-calorie diet will extend healthy lifespan.

Link: http://www.psychologytoday.com/htdocs/prod/PTOArticle/PTO-20030826-000018.asp

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