Studies, videos and books about fasting

Studies, videos and books about fasting

Hi friends,

l am using this page to gather all the studies, videos, audios and books l have used or found useful so you can put on the nerd hat and join me in the thrill of becoming more knowledgeable.


VIDEOS

A very good video to get you started and motivated.
Video by Dr. Boz explaining autophagy
l also need to share this with Dr. Hyman and Dr. Longo (the one that found the cure for cancer)

BOOKS

The Fasting Cure might be the first book about fasting and you can read it here for free

Dr. Jason Fung is at the moment the leading MD in fasting and he has written The Complete Guide to Fasting you can get on Amazon.


DOCUMENTARIES


AUDIOS

First one comes to mind is the Fasting Talk from the Canadian clinic run by Dr. Jason Fung.
You can find the full archive here


STUDIES

Periodical fasting

Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

A controlled trial of reduced meal frequency without caloric restriction in healthy, normal-weight, middle-aged adults


Weight loss

Alternate-day fasting in nonobese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism.

Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?

Fasting for weight loss: an effective strategy or latest dieting trend?

Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss?

Alternate day calorie restriction improves clinical findings and reduces markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in overweight adults with moderate asthma.

Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults.

Differential Effects of Intermittent Feeding and Voluntary Exercise on Body Weight and Lifespan in Adult Rats


T2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting vs daily calorie restriction for type 2 diabetes prevention: a review of human findings

Glucose tolerance and skeletal muscle gene expression in response to alternate day fasting.


Anti-inflammatory effect

Oxidative Stress, Prooxidants, and Antioxidants: The Interplay

Alternate day calorie restriction improves clinical findings and reduces markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in overweight adults with moderate asthma.

Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and biochemical parameters during prolonged intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting during Ramadan attenuates proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in healthy subjects.

Mitochondrial degradation by autophagy (mitophagy) in GFP-LC3 transgenic hepatocytes during nutrient deprivation.

Mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species and incidence of age-associated lymphoma in OF1 mice: effect of alternate-day fasting.


Metabolic effect

Intermittent fasting and human metabolic health

Effects of intermittent fasting on metabolism in men 

Dietary restriction normalizes glucose metabolism and BDNF levels, slows disease progression, and increases survival in huntingtin mutant mice


Cardio-metabolic health

The Effects of Intermittent Energy Restriction on Indices of Cardiometabolic Health

Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems

Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults

The Effects of Intermittent Energy Restriction on Indices of Cardiometabolic Health

Age and Energy Intake Interact to Modify Cell Stress Pathways and Stroke Outcome


Increase of HGH

Fasting enhances growth hormone secretion and amplifies the complex rhythms of growth hormone secretion in man.

Augmented growth hormone (GH) secretory burst frequency and amplitude mediate enhanced GH secretion during a two-day fast in normal men.

Growth hormone and sex steroid administration in healthy aged women and men: a randomized controlled trial.

Effects of human growth hormone in men over 60 years old.

Effects of intermittent fasting upon growth and lifespan 

Influence of short-term repeated fasting on the longevity of female (NZB×NZW)F1 mice


Neurological effect

Short-term fasting induces profound neuronal autophagy

Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting: Two potential diets for successful brain aging

Dietary restriction increases the number of newly generated neural cells, and induces BDNF expression, in the dentate gyrus of rats.

Dietary restriction enhances neurotrophin expression and neurogenesis in the hippocampus of adult mice

Energy intake, meal frequency, and health: a neurobiological perspective.

Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program

The Roles of BDNF in the Pathophysiology of Major Depression and in Antidepressant Treatment

Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting: Two potential diets for successful brain aging


Hormonal effect

Growth hormone and sex steroid administration in healthy aged women and men: a randomized controlled trial.


Effect on Alzheimers & Parkinsons

Autophagy failure in Alzheimer’s disease and the role of defective lysosomal acidification.

Intermittent fasting and caloric restriction ameliorate age-related behavioral deficits in the triple-transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dietary restriction and 2-deoxyglucose administration improve behavioral outcome and reduce degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in models of Parkinson’s disease.


The effect on cancer

Metabolic regulation of Sirtuins upon fasting and the implication for cancer.

Effects of short-term dietary restriction on survival of mammary ascites tumor-bearing rats.

Fasting cycles retard growth of tumors and sensitize a range of cancer cell types to chemotherapy.

Effects of fasting and intermittent fasting on rat hepatocarcinogenesis induced by diethylnitrosamine.

Fasting and cancer treatment in humans: A case series report.

Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Application


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