Can Fasting Help You Live Longer?


A recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests that fasting between meals encourages better health and lengthens lifespan. Which has us wondering, can fasting help US live longer, too?

Conducting the Study

A single pea on a plate with knife and fork. Fasting studies show it may help people live longer.

Researchers from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and from the National Institute of Health (NIH) collaborated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana for this study.

Two hundred ninety-two male mice, divided into two groups, were used in the study. The first group’s diet was low in purified sugars and fat. This group, however, had higher protein and fat than the second. The mice were further grouped based on three different feeding times.


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