Occasional Fasting May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new report published in the British Journal of Diabetic and Vascular Disease, occasional fasting could help lower a persons chances of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Researchers at Aston University even believe that fasting could be just as efficient as bariatric surgery is for treating obesity and lowering the risks of diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Intermittent fasting consists of restricting calorie intake every other day or even just two days a week. This method has been reported to aid with weight loss, improve existing heart conditions, and even prevent the onset of new cardiovascular diseases. Previously conducted research has shown that this method of weight loss is much easier to stick to than the usual calorie limiting diet. People who would most benefit from this diet are those who are pre-diabetic or are at risk of getting heart disease or diabetes. Plans for human clinical trials to confirm these initial findings about type 2 diabetes specifically are now in the works.