Monday, June 22, 2015

Panacea? A diet that mimics fasting


A recent study by Brandhorst and colleagues (2015) found that a low-calorie diet that mimicked fasting led to reduced risk of cancer, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, and aging (in other words, all the common modern diseases that plague us.)

The diet in their human study consisted of a 5 day regimen: day 1 of the diet supplies 1,090 kcal (10% protein, 56% fat, 34% carbohydrate), days 2–5 are identical in formulation and provide 725 kcal (9% protein, 44% fat, 47% carbohydrate).