Intermittent Fasting May Help Preserve Intestinal Health as We Age

A study in mice found that intermittent fasting brought benefits beyond weight loss, suggesting it could help the body better process glucose and reduce age-related declines in intestinal function. Researchers will present their work this week at the American Physiology Summit.

Can Lifestyle Interventions Benefit Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer?

Can exercise, intermittent fasting and other lifestyle changes help patients with advanced breast cancer better tolerate side effects from treatment? A new $4-million NCI-funded study at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to answer that question.

Alternate-day fasting a good option for patients with fatty liver disease

Nutrition researchers studied 80 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and found that those who followed an alternate-day fasting diet and exercised were able to improve their health. In Cell Metabolism, the researchers report that over a period of three months people in the intervention saw increased insulin sensitivity and decreased liver fat, weight and ALT, or alanine transaminase enzymes, which are markers for liver disease.

Intermittent Fasting Protects Kidneys of Obese Mice

New research in mice finds that time-restricted feeding improves markers of kidney and vascular health. The research will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society and American Society for Nephrology Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease conference.

The 5:2 diet – a good choice for gestational diabetes

Weight loss after gestational diabetes can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Yet finding the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off can be a challenge, especially for mothers with a new baby. Now, new research from the University of South Australia suggests that the popular 5:2 or intermittent fasting diet ¬is just as effective as a conventional energy-restricting diet, enabling women greater choice and flexibility when it comes to weight loss.

Time-restricted Eating Reduces Body Weight in Runners without Impacting Performance

Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular due to its simple advice: Don’t change what you eat; simply change when you eat. One popular method of intermittent fasting, 16:8 time-restricted eating (TRE), involves 16 hours fasting and eight hours eating each…

Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients

In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.