Trendy intermittent fasting diet used by celebs doesn’t help you age better despite celebrity claims
, 2022-12-27 13:12:56,
The trendy intermittent fasting diet – where a person skips food for hours each day – does not prevent aging, a study suggests.
The diet that requires people to eat within a certain window of time and abstain from food for an extended period is a celebrity favorite for its purported weight loss and anti-aging benefits. It has been promoted by the likes of Elon Musk and Chris Pratt.
The German team of scientists said there is no concrete evidence to suggest missing out on food for long periods is effective at preventing aging.
While intermittent fasting is all the rage, scientists are still evaluating its effect on longevity. Last month, University of Tennessee researchers reported that the diet plan may increase the rise of early death by 30 percent.
Celebrity-approved intermittent fasting has been embraced for its purported anti-aging and weight loss benefits, but researchers said the diet plan has no effect on the aging process
For the study, the team from the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases carried out a thorough examination of age-related changes to a wide range of bodily functions in mice who took on the diet.
The health check measured a range of conditions including visual acuity, reflexes, and cardiovascular function, as well as other traits including exploratory activity of the mice, immunological parameters, blood cell counts and aging-associated manifestations of disease in the tissue.
The check gave the team an ‘exact description’…
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