The effectiveness of the interval starvation, as it turned out, depends on gender and age15 октября, 2021
Interval starvation — power regimen, restricting meals with certain periods during the day — a popular practice among those who are trying to lose weight. A new study shows that in addition to fighting obesity, this practice has many other advantages, for example, in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and liver disease, but its effectiveness depends on a number of factors such as gender and age.
The intolerance to glucose is the first step towards non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer — one of the few types of cancer, mortality from which over the past 30 years has only increased. In addition, a huge number of people around the world suffers from diabetes and prediabet. All this makes the search for medication from the intolerance of glucose priority for medicine.
«For many, the main result of the interval fasting is weight loss, but we found that this practice is suitable not only for metabolic diseases, but also to increase the resilience of infectious diseases and insulin resistance,» said Professor Satchidananda Panda from the Lasting Institute (USA). His team decided to find out how effective fasting, not only for young males mice, on which such research is usually held, but also for other groups of animals,
They planted on a diet with a high fat and sugar of males and females of two age categories corresponding to 20 and 40 human years. And they gave them only for nine hours a day. In the process, they carried out measurements and analyzed various parameters: the level of glucose, muscle mass, endurance, strength, sepsis resistance. In addition, they compared the condition of animals with circadian rhythms.
The results showed that regardless of gender, age and weight loss, interval fasting protects against liver fatty diseases. At the same time, the interval starvation did not lead to a decrease in excess weight in females of mice. Blood tests have shown that the level of sugar in young and elderly mice sitting on a diet less increased and returned to normal faster, and the glucose tolerance has significantly improved in young and elderly females. And males, and the elderly females were able to efficiently restore sugar levels than the control group that was fed without restrictions.
The discovery of scientists indicates that the interval starvation can become a simple and free way to prevent or treating the type 2 diabetes and coincides with the results of the laboratory study of the 2019 Metabolic Metabolic Syndrome.
Scientists of Britain
In accordance with the requirements of the Dzen administration, we place a warning: such treatment methods require mandatory consultation from a specialist.
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