Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Primary Care


Dr. Laura Witte


Intermittent Fasting (IF) has gained popularity due to its effect on weight loss. Studies have shown that IF can improve health ailments even in the absence of weight loss. In recent studies, fasting was linked to several health benefits such as improved longevity, decreased episodes of seizures, and improvements in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and neurodegenerative brain diseases. While further studies are needed, intermittent fasting shows promising results and an effective alternative to caloric restriction.


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