Research results show that fasting from dawn to sunset 'suppresses the progression of cancer and improves metabolic syndrome'
Intermittent fasting, which repeats the cycle of 'fasting for a certain period of time and eating what you like for the rest of the period,' is a diet method that has been attracting attention in recent years. Research results have been announced that such intermittent fasting has the effect of 'suppressing the progression of cancer and improving metabolic syndrome .'
Intermittent fasting from dawn to sunset for four consecutive weeks induces anticancer serum proteome response and improves metabolic syndrome | Scientific Reports
Metabolic syndrome is a condition in which two or more of hypertension, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia are complications in addition to visceral obesity. The diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome in Japan are explained in an easy-to-understand manner below.
Metabolic Syndrome | Japan Clinical Hygiene Inspection Engineers Association
Metabolic syndrome is thought to be associated with a variety of illnesses, especially at increased risk of liver cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, and spleen cancer. A research team at Baylor College of Medicine in the United States investigated the effect of 'intermittent fasting' on such metabolic syndrome.
Intermittent fasting is a diet method that has been attracting attention in recent years, in which the period of fasting and the period of good eating are repeated at regular intervals. The point is to do it intermittently, such as a '16: 8 diet' where you fast 16 hours a day and eat what you like for the remaining 8 hours, or only 2 days a week completely. There are many variations, such as a '5: 2 diet' where you fast and eat what you like for the remaining 5 days.
A research team at Baylor College of Medicine conducted an experiment based on the Islamic Ramadan , 'Fasting subjects 14 hours a day from dawn to sunset.' It is an experiment. This intermittent fasting was continued for 4 weeks by 14 subjects diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, and pre- and post-experimental blood was analyzed for serum proteomics by nano-ultrafast liquid chromatograph-tandem mass spectrometry. It was confirmed that the levels of cancer-suppressing protein and DNA repair protein in the blood were doubled.
Furthermore, in the body of the subject who continued to fast intermittently for 4 weeks, proteome having a function of suppressing diabetes and proteome having a function of suppressing aging were induced. In addition to these reactions, the subjects after the experiment showed a significant improvement in obesity index, abdominal circumference, blood, etc.
The researchers argue that the results 'suggest that intermittent fasting can be an adjunct treatment for metabolic syndrome.' He noted that the results of this study are in agreement with the results of previous studies.
Research results show that obesity and diabetes were improved simply by 'restricting the time to eat within 10 hours a day' --GIGAZINE