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

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Author(s): Karacan, I., Rosenbloom, A. L., Londono, J. H., Salis, P. J., Thornby, J. I., Williams, R. L.
Publication: Psychosomatics
Publication Year: 1973
Author(s): MacFadyen, U. M., Oswald, I., Lewis, S. A.
Publication: J Appl Physiol
Publication Year: 1973
Author(s): Longo, V. D., Panda, S.
Publication: Cell Metab
Publication Year: 2016

Most animals alternate periods of feeding with periods of fasting often coinciding with sleep. Upon >24 hr of fasting, humans, rodents, and other mammals enter alternative metabolic phases, which rely less on glucose and more on ketone body-like carbon sources. Both intermittent and periodic fasting result in benefits ranging from the prevention to the enhanced treatment of… Read More

Author(s): Oektedalen, O., Opstad, P. K., Jorde, R.
Publication: Digestion
Publication Year: 1983

24 young, military subjects participated in a ranger training course of 5 days' duration with prolonged, heavy physical exercise and sleep deprivation. The subjects were divided into two groups showing either large calorie deficiency or nearly isocaloric status. An oral glucose tolerance test was performed on the subjects on day 5 on the course and in a control experiment… Read More

Author(s): Fond, G., Macgregor, A., Leboyer, M., Michalsen, A.
Publication: Psychiatry Res
Publication Year: 2013

Clinicians have found that fasting was frequently accompanied by an increased level of vigilance and a mood improvement, a subjective feeling of well-being, and sometimes of euphoria. Therapeutic fasting, following an established protocol, is safe and well tolerated. We aim in this article to explore the biological mechanisms activated during fasting that could have an effect on brain function… Read More