The study confirmed that, in addition to previous habits, intermittent fasting also extends life.
Experts added that intermittent fasting improves brain function as well as works to lose weight, and there are different methods of fasting, and most types of fasting last between 24 and 72 hours.
According to the express website, one of the most prominent benefits of fasting is to improve blood sugar control. Good blood sugar control can help prevent diabetes, a condition that causes blood sugar levels to rise dramatically and can lead to serious health complications such as Cardiovascular disease.
A study of 10 people with type 2 diabetes revealed that short-term intermittent fasting significantly decreased blood sugar levels.
Another review noted that intermittent fasting and alternate day fasting were as effective as reducing caloric intake in reducing insulin resistance, and fasting has also been shown to enhance brain function and prevent neurodegenerative disorders.
One study in mice reported that practicing intermittent fasting for 11 months improved brain function and brain structure.
Animal studies have also revealed how fasting can protect and improve outcomes for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Being overweight or obese can lead to a number of serological and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke.