Does Intermittent Fasting Increase Human Life Expectancy?

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Alternate-day modified fasting is put to the test for lifespan extension.

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Well that was interesting! I had never even heard of that study until I started digging into the topic.

There are a few more videos coming up in this fasting series. Stay tuned for:
• The 5:2 Diet and the Fasting-Mimicking Diet Put to the Test (
• Time-Restricted Eating Put to the Test (
• The Benefits of Early Time-Restricted Eating (

Here are all of the previous ones if you missed any:
• The 3,500 Calorie per Pound Rule Is Wrong (
• The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus When You Diet (
• The New Calories per Pound of Weight Loss Rule? (
• The Benefits of Calorie Restriction for Longevity (
• Potential Pitfalls of Calorie Restriction (
• Benefits of Fasting for Weight Loss Put to the Test (
• Is Fasting Beneficial for Weight Loss? (
• Is Fasting for Weight Loss Safe? (
• Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Put to the Test (
• Is Alternate-Day Intermittent Fasting Safe? (

For more on longevity, check out:
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (
• Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity: How Many Minutes Per Mouthful? (
• The Okinawa Diet: Living to 100 (
• Methionine Restriction as a Life-Extension Strategy (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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