Water-only Fasting Literature
A database of research publications dating back to 1881!

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Author(s): Cahill, G. F.
Publication: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Publication Year: 1978
Author(s): Hofer, S. J., Carmona-Gutierrez, D., Mueller, M. I., Madeo, F.
Publication: EMBO Mol Med
Publication Year: 2022

Age-associated diseases are rising to pandemic proportions, exposing the need for efficient and low-cost methods to tackle these maladies at symptomatic, behavioral, metabolic, and physiological levels. While nutrition and health are closely intertwined, our limited understanding of how diet precisely influences disease often precludes the medical use of specific dietary interventions. Caloric… Read More

Author(s): JohnM. Miles, M. W. Haymond, PaulD. Bartels, Leif Sestoft
Publication: Lancet
Publication Year: 1983
Author(s): Voss, M., Wenger, K. J., von Mettenheim, N., Bojunga, J., Vetter, M., Diehl, B., Franz, K., Gerlach, R., Ronellenfitsch, M. W., Harter, P. N., Hattingen, E., Steinbach, J. P., Rodel, C., Rieger, J.
Publication: Eur J Nutr
Publication Year: 2021

PURPOSE: The prospective, randomized ERGO2 trial investigated the effect of calorie-restricted ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting (KD-IF) on re-irradiation for recurrent brain tumors. The study did not meet its primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival in comparison to standard diet (SD). We here report the results of the quality of life/neurocognition and a detailed analysis… Read More

Author(s): Myers, T, Saul, B, Karlsen, M, Beauchesne, A, Glavas, Z, Ncube, M, Bradley, R, Goldhamer, A
Publication: Cureus
Publication Year: 2022

The overconsumption of calorie-dense foods high in added salt, sugar, and fat is a major contributor to current rates of obesity, and methods to reduce consumption are needed. Prolonged water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar may reduce the consumption of these hyper-palatable foods, but such effects have not been quantified.… Read More

Author(s): Bonjour, M., Gabriel, S., Valencia, A., Goldhamer, A., Myers, T
Publication: Mary An Liebert INC
Publication Year: 2022

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with a chronic relapsing nature that is characterized by increased skin proliferation and systemic manifestations.1 Topical and systemic medications manage inflammation and typically require long-term adherence to avoid relapse. 2 Here we present the case of a man with chronic, severe plaque psoriasis that regressed into remission after a… Read More

Author(s): Scharf, E., Zeiler, E., Ncube, M., Kolbe, K., Hwang, S. Y., Goldhamer, A., Myers, T. R.
Publication: Nutrients
Publication Year: 2022

(1) Background: Cardiometabolic disease, including insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension, are major contributors to adverse health outcomes. Fasting has gained interest as a nonpharmacological therapeutic adjunct for these disorders. (2) Methods: We conducted a prospective, single-center study on the effects of prolonged water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-… Read More

Author(s): Voss, M., Wenger, K. J., von Mettenheim, N., Bojunga, J., Vetter, M., Diehl, B., Franz, K., Gerlach, R., Ronellenfitsch, M. W., Harter, P. N., Hattingen, E., Steinbach, J. P., Rodel, C., Rieger, J.
Publication: Eur J Nutr
Publication Year: 2021

PURPOSE: The prospective, randomized ERGO2 trial investigated the effect of calorie-restricted ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting (KD-IF) on re-irradiation for recurrent brain tumors. The study did not meet its primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival in comparison to standard diet (SD). We here report the results of the quality of life/neurocognition and a detailed analysis… Read More

Author(s): Zychowska, M., Rola, R., Borkowska, A., Tomczyk, M., Kortas, J., Anczykowska, K., Pilis, K., Kowalski, K., Pilch, W., Antosiewicz, J.
Publication: Nutrients
Publication Year: 2021

BACKGROUND: Vitamin D plays pleiotropic roles in the body and hence, changes in its metabolism and distribution during starvation could play an important role in the adaptive response to famine. We aimed to identify the responses of some vitamin D metabolites to 8 d of fasting and exercise. METHODS: A repeated-measures design was implemented, in which 14 male volunteers fasted for 8 d and… Read More

Author(s): Clifton, K. K., Ma, C. X., Fontana, L., Peterson, L. L.
Publication: CA Cancer J Clin
Publication Year: 2021

Chronic caloric restriction (CR) has powerful anticarcinogenic actions in both preclinical and clinical studies but may be difficult to sustain. As an alternative to CR, there has been growing interest in intermittent fasting (IF) in both the scientific and lay community as a result of promising study results, mainly in experimental animal models. According to a survey by the… Read More