Monday, February 2, 2009

Intermittent Fasting Pros and Cons

This excellent article in The LA Times explores the many benefits, and the few risks, of intermittent fasting - cutting back or eliminating eating on a regular basis for a meal, a day, whatever works for you. Apparently there are health benefits to the practice aside from losing weight, like slowing cognitive decline, lowering inflammatory marker levels, and making the body more sensitive to insulin. There's more, including an associated article with first-person accounts.


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