Intermittent fasting is the idea that we can selectively use fasting as a tool for health. In addition to potentially being a more effective approach to weight control, it may also protect against chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer. I decided to look into the evidence myself and here's what I learned.
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Studies I Quoted in This Episode:
Ruth E. Patterson and Dorothy D. Sears, "Metabolic Effects of Intermittent Fasting," The Annual Review of Nutrition, 2017, http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-nutr-071816-064634
Longo VD and Mattson MP, "Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications," Cell Metabolism, 2014, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3946160/#