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Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related conditions

Discussion in 'In the news...' started by Northerner, May 22, 2019.

  1. Northerner

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    Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days increased levels of proteins that play a crucial role in improving insulin resistance and protecting against the risks from a high-fat, high-sugar diet, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. The study, which was based on the fasting practices of Ramadan, a spiritual practice for Muslims, offers a potential new treatment approach for obesity-related conditions, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    "According to World Health Organization data, obesity affects over 650 million people worldwide, placing them at risk for any number of health conditions," said Ayse Leyla Mindikoglu, MD, MPH, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas. "Feeding and fasting can significantly impact how the body makes and uses proteins that are critical to decreasing insulin resistance and maintaining a healthy body weight. Therefore, the timing of and duration between meals could be important factors to consider for people struggling with obesity-related conditions."

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  2. mikeyB

    mikeyB Well-Known Member

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    Doubt it. The rate of diabetes is higher in Pakistan, a largely Muslim country, than India, which isn’t. Higher than the UK, too.
  3. Lanny

    Lanny Well-Known Member

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    I’ve learnt now to always wait for @mikeyB ’s response to these news items! :D The cool, calm voice of reason; albeit with his own little twist of acerbic dark humour. But, I know now he’s an old fraud & a sentimental softie really! ;):rolleyes::D
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