It’s raining research on intermittent fasting and this one says it’s healthy

If you are looking for an alternative to maintain your overall health then intermittent fasting might work for you.
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ANI Updated: 11 May 2021, 04:30 am IST
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It’s good. It’s bad. It has side effects. Well, from quite some time we have been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting. You might be done with this diet regime but our researchers are keeping up with it. Let’s see what they have found out this time.

According to a new research intermittent fasting works well for overall health as it changes the metabolism of the liver. Researchers said that it can help regulate diabetes. Well, that’s comforting.

Intermittent fasting keeps glucose levels in check
It was found that every-other-day-fasting — where no food was consumed on alternate days — changed the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver, knowledge that could be applied to improvements in glucose tolerance and the regulation of diabetes.

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Dr Mark Larance at the University of Sydney said that the information can now be used in future studies to determine optimum fasting periods to regulate protein response in the liver.

Intermittent fasting is good for your liver
In the experiment led by Dr Larance identified how fasting on alternate days affected proteins in the liver, showing the unexpected impact on fatty acid metabolism and the surprising role played by a master regulator protein that controls many biological pathways in the liver and other organs.

“We know that fasting can be an effective intervention to treat disease and improve liver health. But we haven’t known how fasting re-programmes liver proteins, which perform a diverse array of essential metabolic functions,” said Dr Larance.

Larance added:

By studying the impact on proteins in the livers of mice, which are suitable human biological models, we now have a much better understanding of how this happens. 

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The results of the research were published in the journal Cell Reports. So, now what’s your take on it? Do share with us in the comment section below.

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