Intermittent Fasting Could Help You Live Longer, Experts Say | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/28/2019 02:27 AM

Intermittent fasting has been all the rage for dieters around the world, and now, a new study reveals that limiting eating to just a few hours a day could have hidden health benefits. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC...

They say some people eat to live, others live to eat, but a new study is asking whether going hungry could be the key to a healthier and even longer life published in the new england journal of medicine. Researchers are now taking a dive into two kinds of intermittent fasting in one fast. Instead of a good old breakfast lunch and dinner, you avoid food for 16 to 18 hours a day and only eat from a ...
to 8 hour window. The second you eat your normal 3 meals, but only 5 days a week and on 2 days you cut all the way back to 500 calories. The study's author and professor of neuroscience mark matson hasbeen fasting intermittently for nearly 30 years intermittent fasting, enhances the ability of cells to cope with stress. He says all that quick feast to famine forces your body to switch between, burning and storing fat like humans did in ancient times our bodies and brains evolved to function well, perhaps optimally in a fasted state. The study finding that sometimes those switches can help reduce obesity. High cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation, while increasing memory, cognition and resistance to disease, an easy sell on california's muscle beach. I just feel a lot better, but researchers say intermittent fasting, isn't for everyone, specifically children, the elderly, people with eating disorders or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and if you'rethinking about it check with a doctor or nutritionist before pushing that plate away. Ngati schwartz nbc news, los angeles, nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.

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