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

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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): Crupi, A. N., Haase, J., Brandhorst, S., Longo, V. D.
Publication: Curr Diab Rep
Publication Year: 2020

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death globally. Nutrition plays a central role in CVD risk by affecting aging, adiposity, glycemia, blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation, and other risk factors and can affect CVD risk not only based on calorie intake and dietary composition but also the timing and range of meals. This review evaluates the… Read More

Author(s): Longo, V. , Tano
Publication: Nature Aging
Publication Year: 2021

Intermittent and periodic fasting (IF and PF, respectively) are emerging as safe strategies to affect longevity and healthspan by acting on cellular aging and disease risk factors, while causing no or minor side effects. IF lasting from 12 to 48 hours and repeated every 1 to 7 days and PF lasting 2 to 7 days and repeated once per month or less have the potential to prevent and… Read More

Author(s): Vondra, K., Rath, R., Bass, A., Kuzela, L., Slabochowa, Z.
Publication: Nutr Metab
Publication Year: 1976

In the quadriceps femoris muscle of obese women the glycogen concentration was significantly lower than in the control group, while protein and DNA values showed no significant differences. After 37 days of intermittent fasting, which consisted of repeated 5-day fasts alternating with 3-day intervals on 500 KCal/day with 60 g protein, in a group of 21 obese women a significant… Read More

Author(s): Liu, B., Hutchison, A. T., Thompson, C. H., Lange, K., Wittert, G. A., Heilbronn, L. K.
Publication: J Clin Endocrinol Metab
Publication Year: 2020

CONTEXT: Impaired lipid metabolism is linked with obesity-associated insulin resistance, which may be reversed by caloric restriction (CR). OBJECTIVE: In a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial, we compared the effects of intermittent fasting (IF) and CR on markers of lipid metabolism in muscle. DESIGN: Seventy-six women (BMI 25-40 kg/m2) were randomized to one… Read More

Author(s): Michalsen, A., Li, C.
Publication: Forsch Komplementmed
Publication Year: 2013

Periods of deliberate fasting with restriction of solid food intake are practiced worldwide, mostly based on traditional, cultural or religious reasons. There is large empirical and observational evidence that medically supervised modified fasting (fasting cure, 200-500 kcal nutritional intake per day) with periods of 7-21 days is efficacious in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, chronic… Read More

Author(s): Birkenhager, J. C., Haak, A., Ackers, J. G.
Publication: Metabolism
Publication Year: 1968
Author(s): Stewart, W. K., Fleming, L. W., Robertson, P. C.
Publication: Am J Med
Publication Year: 1966
Author(s): Duncan, G. G., Hunscher, M. A., Cristofori, F. C., Duncan, T. G., Schless, G. L.
Publication: Postgrad Med
Publication Year: 1965
Author(s): Duncan, G. G.
Publication: Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc
Publication Year: 1962