Intermittent fasting decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, study says
Intermittent fasting has been gaining supporters for its many benefits for health and recently new advantages of this method of weight loss have been found. A study by researchers at the University of Surrey in England showed that intermittent fasting is able to lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. P>
The study looked at 27 volunteers who were overweight and who had intermittent fasting for two months. The division of the diet into the week was done as follows: they ate normally for five days and on the remaining two days they reduced their caloric intake to 600. Another group reduced daily calories overall: 1,400 calories for women and 1,900 calories for women. The study sought to identify how intermittent fasting could change the way the body can metabolize fats and sugars in the blood. After 59 days, it was analyzed that the fasting group lost at least 5% of the weight and 9% of the blood pressure index.
On the other hand, the group that consumed fewer daily calories required more time to achieve a result similar to that of the first group. After 73 days, they lost 5% of weight and 2% of blood pressure.
Cholesterol rates were also a highlight in the fasted group, which had this rate decreased faster than the other group. The researchers believe that intermittent fasting can prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease by being able to significantly reduce cholesterol and blood pressure in a short time.
Contraindications of intermittent fasting
Despite all the benefits, fasting flashing can not be done by anyone. When poorly done or followed without guidance from a health professional, it can lead to serious problems such as malnutrition, dehydration, hypoglycemia, muscle weakness, difficulty concentrating, and so on. This is especially true when fasting is done without the follow-up of a health professional or by people who are contraindicated to this type of diet. See here the contraindications of intermittent fasting.
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