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Intermittent Fasting Shown to Improve Diabetes and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Intermittent Fasting

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  • A new review evaluating intermittent fasting found that overweight or obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who fast on consecutive or alternate days lost more weight while also experiencing enhanced cardiovascular health benefits
  • The therapeutic potential of intermittent fasting remained even when total calorie intake per day did not change, or was only slightly reduced
  • Other benefits of intermittent fasting include limiting inflammation, reducing blood pressure, improvements in body composition and more
  • A typical intermittent fasting strategy is to restrict your daily eating to a specific window of time, such as a six to eight-hour span from around 11am to 7 pm

By Dr. Mercola

Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight while reducing your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

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