Water-only Fasting Literature
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Author(s): Jackson, R. A., Moloney, M., Lowy, C., Wright, A. D., Hartog, M., Pilkington, T. R., Fraser, T. R.
Publication: Diabetes
Publication Year: 1971
Author(s): Washburn, R. L., Cox, J. E., Muhlestein, J. B., May, H. T., Carlquist, J. F., Le, V. T., Anderson, J. L., Horne, B. D.
Publication: Nutrients
Publication Year: 2019

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been connected with health benefits such as weight loss, lower risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes, increased longevity, and improved quality of life. However, the mechanisms of these IF benefits in humans require further investigation. This study sought to elucidate some of these mechanisms through secondary analyses of the Fasting… Read More

Author(s): Jackson, I. M., McKiddie, M. T., Buchanan, K. D.
Publication: J Endocrinol
Publication Year: 1968
Author(s): Arner, P., Engfeldt, P., Wennlund, A., Ostman, J.
Publication: Horm Metab Res
Publication Year: 1981

Activation of lipolysis by cyclic AMP in conditions with accelerated lipid mobilization was examined in subcutaneous adipose tissue incubated in vitro. In (a) 16 obese patients before and during therapeutic starvation, (b) 18 diabetics before and after antidiabetic treatment and (c) 11 hyperthyroid patients before and after anti-thyroid treatment, a positive correlation was found between… Read More

Author(s): Genuth, S. M.
Publication: Diabetes
Publication Year: 1966
Author(s): Christensen, N. J.
Publication: Diabetes
Publication Year: 1974
Author(s): Moser, O., Tripolt, N. J., Pferschy, P. N., Obermayer, A., Kojzar, H., Mader, J. K., Brunner, M., Mueller, A., Yildirim, H., Sourij, K., Eckstein, M., Sourij, H.
Publication: American Diabetes Association
Publication Year: 2020

Evidence is accumulating that prolonged fasting (PL) might evoke improvements in metabolic health. Since fasting is accompanied by numerous endogenous processes to equilibrate blood glucose concentration, its feasibility is disputable in people with type 1 diabetes (PWT1D). We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of PL in c-peptide negative (^< 0.9 ng/mL) PWT1D. Methods… Read More

Author(s): Kalkhoff, R. K., Kim, H. J.
Publication: Diabetes
Publication Year: 1973
Author(s): Stumvoll, M., Perriello, G., Meyer, C., Gerich, J.
Publication: Kidney Int
Publication Year: 1999

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid. Until recently, the understanding of many aspects of glutamine metabolism was based on animal and in vitro data. However, recent studies using isotopic and balance techniques have greatly advanced the understanding of glutamine metabolism in humans and its role in… Read More

Author(s): Yamamoto, H., Suzuki, J., Yamauchi, Y.
Publication: Psychother Psychosom
Publication Year: 1979

The Tohoku University method of fasting therapy was performed on 380 patients. The clinical results revealed an efficacy rate of 87%. With regard to psychosomatic diseases, irritable colon syndrome, neurocirculatory asthenia, mild diabetes mellitus, obesity and borderline hypertension were good indications for this therapy. In order to clarify the therapeutic mechanism,… Read More