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Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are still debating exactly how effective fasting can be for weight loss, new research hints at other benefits. In rats, for instance, studies show that fasting can increase lifespan. Although exciting, evidence of this in humans has yet to be seen….

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In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the accumulation of body fat — is switched for another. Our bodies run on glucose or simple sugar, but when we fast for a longer period of time, that energy source becomes unavailable. Our system…


Some recent studies are trying to prove that if you want better health and a longer life in general — your body may need to think you’re eating less often, too. Scientists researching longevity are studying fasting to find out if regular periods of going without any food or making your body think you are…

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