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Fasting diet. Research by Professor Luigi Fontana, Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Brescia and Washington University in Saint Louis, in Time Magazine

From weight loss to slowing down aging.  The benefits of intermittent fasting revealed


Five days of normal eating and two days of caloric restriction to lose weight, renew body cells and slow the aging process.

Among the world's leading experts in the field of nutrition and longevity is professor  Luigi Fontana, Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Brescia and Washington University in Saint Louis.

Interviewed in the last few days by Time, alongside Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist and researcher at the National Institute on Aging, and Valter Longor, professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, Professor  Fontana spoke about the benefits of the fasting diet. 

«When we go a long time without consuming food - explained Professor  Fontana - the consequent metabolic changes seem to stimulate "autophagy", a natural clean out of the body's damaged cells.  Cells start to eat dysfunctional proteins and this can be very beneficial».

«We discovered that the brains of mice subjected to intermittent fasting - Mattson added - are resistant to damage associated to Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers and stroke».

The Time article is available at the following link.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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