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Fasting

Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast (dry fasting) is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days.

Protective Factor
Measured in serving

There are 13 benefits of Fasting, including:

Insulin-like Human Growth Hormone (IGF-1) Endocrine outcome
Strong decrease risk of Insulin-like Human Gr...
Endocrine system

1 study

Hyperinsulinemia Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Hyperinsulinemia
Lymphatic system

1 study

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

2 studies

Breast Cancer Reproductive outcome
Decreased risk of Breast Cancer
Reproductive system

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Inflammation
Lymphatic system

1 study

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Sugar - Hypergl...
Lymphatic system

3 studies

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

3 studies

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There are 1 risk of Fasting, including:

Long Duration of Sleep Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Long Duration of Sleep
Musculoskeletal system

1 study

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Interesting Facts

First Lady Diet
Jackie kennedy onassis in the 1970s 2

Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reportedly favored part-time fasting. Her friend, the late Letitia Baldrige, told Vanity Fair that Kennedy was very disciplined about keeping her weight at 120 pounds. If she gained even 2 pounds, she would fast for a day and then eat fruit and increase her exercise until she was back in her sweet spot.

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