Del Hall, an employee at a brewery in Cincinnati, will consume only beer and water during the 46 days of Lent. He said he was inspired by German monks in the 1600s who only drank bock-style beer during Lent.
Feature | Health March 13, 2019
Researchers who examined the effects of the 16:8 diet claimed that it can help people lose weight and lower their blood pressure. The study followed overweight individuals who fasted for 12 weeks and would only eat from 10 am to 6 pm each day.
Public Health June 19, 2018
Intermittent fasting is a type of diet that is surging in popularity because it allows people to eat whatever they want. According to a new study, other benefits on top of weight loss include improved blood pressure and insulin sensitivity.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2018
A group of researchers warned people against the potential health risk of the popular intermittent fasting diet fad. Their finding was presented during an annual meeting that is being held by the European Society of Endocrinology from May 19 to May 22.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018
Intermittent fasting is getting quite popular and the trend is catching up with many, including celebrities. A debate is on whether a controlled diet is better than intermittent fasting.
Public Health May 4, 2017
A new study compared the effectiveness of alternate-day fasting and traditional calorie-restricted diet for weight loss. Which one is better for those who want to lose and maintain weight?
Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2017
New research suggests that fat cells are helpful for the liver during fasting and regulating uridine and glucose. These findings could change the way we address a number of diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017
The fasting-mimicking diet tricks the body into thinking it is fasting and was found effective at reducing risk factors for aging and age-related diseases. FMD, however, is not recommended for everyone.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2017
This week marks the beginning of the month-long observance of Ramadan. Here is what non-Muslims need to know about the holy festival.
Feature | Culture June 7, 2016
You are what you eat, or don’t eat, in this case. Researchers have discovered that going on a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may have a hand in reducing multiple sclerosis symptoms.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2016
A new guideline showed that people do not need to fast before heading for a cholesterol test. A team of international experts reported that there is no significant change in the blood test results of those people who fast and did not fast before having a cholesterol test.
Biotech May 1, 2016
A new research has linked shorter overnight fasts to an increased likelihood of breast cancer recurrence. Why do fasting and timing meals count?
Life April 1, 2016
A study with mice suggests periodic cycles of a diet similar to fasting can let you live longer, researchers say. In a human study, a fasting mimicking diet resulted in decreased risk of many health problems associated with aging, they say.
Life June 18, 2015
Ramadan can be particularly challenging for Muslims with Type 1 diabetes and those with Type 2 diabetes accompanied by certain complications. Still, many devout Muslims with these conditions continue to fast.
Life June 17, 2015
A new study done by researchers at the University of Florida shows that alternating days of feasting with days of fasting could lead a rise in proteins responsible for extending lifespan.
March 2, 2015
Researchers say a food fast has shown to have a beneficial result in weight loss which is a key aspect of avoiding diabetes and may also lower bad cholesterol levels which can prevent heart disease.
Life June 15, 2014
New study reveals three days of fasting can bolster the immune system. It's especially effective for chemo patients and the elderly, says research.
Life June 9, 2014
Fasting for two to four days can help renew the body's ability to fight off diseases and infection. Study finds prolonged fasting regenerates the body's declining immune system caused by aging.
Life June 8, 2014
Having trouble with your immune system? A new study shows that fasting may be a great solution. It triggers a process that's akin to recycling for the immune system.
Life June 7, 2014
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