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

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Author(s): Solianik, R., Sujeta, A.
Publication: Behav Brain Res
Publication Year: 2018

The physiological, cognitive state, and motor behavior changes that occur during acute fasting are not completely understood. Thus, the aim of this study was to estimate the effect of 2-day total fasting on evoked stress, mood, brain activity, and cognitive, psychomotor, and motor function in overweight women. Eleven overweight women (body mass index above 25kg/m(2)) aged 20-… Read More

Author(s): Mojto, V., Gvozdjakova, A., Kucharska, J., Rausova, Z., Vancova, O., Valuch, J.
Publication: Bratisl Lek Listy
Publication Year: 2018

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to observe the influence of 11-days complete water fasting (WF) and regeneration diet (RD) on renal function, body weight, blood pressure and oxidative stress. BACKGROUND: Therapeutic WF is considered a healing method. METHODS: Ten volunteers drank only water for 11 days, followed by RD for the next 11 days. Data on body weight, blood… Read More

Author(s): Dorff, T. B., Groshen, S., Garcia, A., Shah, M., Tsao-Wei, D., Pham, H., Cheng, C. W., Brandhorst, S., Cohen, P., Wei, M., Longo, V., Quinn, D. I.
Publication: BMC Cancer
Publication Year: 2016

BACKGROUND: Short-term starvation prior to chemotherapy administration protects mice against toxicity. We undertook dose-escalation of fasting prior to platinum-based chemotherapy to determine safety and feasibility in cancer patients. METHODS: 3 cohorts fasted before chemotherapy for 24, 48 and 72 h (divided as 48 pre-chemo and 24 post-chemo) and recorded all calories consumed. Feasibility… Read More

Author(s): Longo, V. D., Mattson, M. P.
Publication: Cell Metab
Publication Year: 2014

Fasting has been practiced for millennia, but, only recently, studies have shed light on its role in adaptive cellular responses that reduce oxidative damage and inflammation, optimize energy metabolism, and bolster cellular protection. In lower eukaryotes, chronic fasting extends longevity, in part, by reprogramming metabolic and stress resistance pathways. In rodents… 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): Crumpton, E., Wine, D. B., Drenick, E. J.
Publication: JAMA
Publication Year: 1966
Author(s): Meguid, M. M., Collier, M. D., Howard, L. J.
Publication: Surg Clin North Am
Publication Year: 1981
Author(s): Swanson, D. W., Dinello, F. A.
Publication: Psychosom Med
Publication Year: 1970
Author(s): Kollar, E. J., Slater, G. R., Palmer, J. O., Docter, R. F., Mandell, A. J.
Publication: Arch Gen Psychiatry
Publication Year: 1964
Author(s): Myers, T. R., Beauchesne, A. B., Goldhamer, A.C.
Publication: International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention
Publication Year: 2020

Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a progressive disorder of the corneal endothelium characterized by endothelial cell functional abnormalities and loss of visual acuity. Chronic oxidative stress plays a key role in disease progression. We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with an 18-year history of FECD that improved after dietary intervention with an… Read More