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Intermittent fasting and its influence on health

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Food addiction is today the major cause of disease and death in our society and other economically developed countries. Hypothetically, this problem could be solved by simply convey the consequences of overeating to professionals and public. In reality though, it has been greatly difficult to successfully execute prolonged dietary restriction regimens. In context of the non - ability of many peop le to reduce their food intake, research pursuit are in progression to identify ways to alternatively reduce food intake or imitating the beneficial effects of dietary restriction using medical products, dietary supplements and gene therapies. Although all cells in the body require energy to last and perform efficiently, excessive calorie intake over long period of time can modify cell function and promote susceptibility to disease. In this review article we describe evidence suggesting that intermittent fa sting (IF), can prolong the health through multiple interactive pathways and molecular mechanisms, all of which help cells cope with stress and resist disease. A better understanding of the impact of IF on the health will likely lead to novel approaches fo r preventing and treating numerous health disorders.
  • University of P. J. Šafárik in Kosice, Institute of Education and Sport, Slovakia
  • University of P. J. Šafárik in Kosice, Institute of Education and Sport, Slovakia
  • University of P. J. Šafárik in Kosice, Fakulty of Medicine, Slovakia
  • Matej Bel University Faculty of Art., Department of Physical Education and Sport, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
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