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October 3, 2019 20 min

Episode Summary:

Dr. Dan breaks down the known science regarding intermittent fasting.

Topics discussed are as follows:

  • Introduce intermittent fasting
  • Different types of intermittent fasting
  • Intermittent fasting in the scientific literature 
  • Potential mode of action of intermittent fasting
  • Challenges and potential issues
  • Key takeaways
  • Future outlook

  • Episode References:

  • See here for a review of different types of intermittent fasting:
  • Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting cause weight loss to the same degree:
  • Intermittent fasting can reduce body fat in obese subjects:
  • Intermittent fasting can reduce triglyceride and LDL-cholesterol levels:
  • Periodic fasting can increase efficacy of cancer therapies:
  • Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting in asthma:
  • Intermittent fasting and bone health:
  • Intermittent fasting supports healthy gene expression:
  • Athletic performance isn’t increased by intermittent fasting:
  • Intermittent fasting and arthritis:
  • Long term mood is increased with intermittent fasting:
  • Safety precautions in intermittent fasting:
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