Alternate day fasting study shows reduced fat loss, decreased aging markers
I didn't fully read the study, but it seems like the highlights are:
- Study was performed on non-obese, middle-aged individuals for 6 months
- Found improvements in a number of areas, including:
- Reduced body fat
- A pro-aging molecule ("amino-acid methionine") as depleted on fasting days
- Another aging related molecule (" sICAM-1") was also depleted
A big asterisk on this study is that it caused a 37% reduction in caloric consumption. It's not obvious if fasting is necessary for the above benefits, or if just reducing your calories by 37% will have the same benefit, a la calorie restrictions.