Pre-diet fasting proved to have 'long-term weight and blood pressure reduction effects'

A research team at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany has announced that fasting just before a diet will increase the effect of reducing body weight and blood pressure, and the effect itself will last for more than 3 months.

Fasting alters the gut microbiome reducing blood pressure and body weight in metabolic syndrome patients | Nature Communications

Fasting can be an effective way to start a diet --ScienceDaily

Obesity is known to be associated with a variety of illnesses, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Obesity should be prevented for health, but according to the (PDF file) material of the first year of Reiwa prepared by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, about 30% of men in their 30s and 39s are men in their 40s and 59s. About 40% of them are obese. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare noted that 'in the last 10 years, there has been no significant increase or decrease in women, but it has increased significantly in men between 2013 and the first year of Reiwa,' and obesity in recent years. The tendency is ringing a warning bell.

Dr. Sophia Forsland and Professor Dominique Müller, who belong to the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany, have newly announced that 'fasting just before diet will be more effective.' Dr. Forsland et al. Randomly divided 71 subjects diagnosed with hypertension due to metabolic syndrome into groups, and tried experiments in which 'only diet' and 'fast and then diet' were given to each group. It was.

Both groups performed a diet recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture and the American Heart Association called

the Dash Diet. Dash diet mainly consumes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, non-fat or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, and vegetable oils, and foods and drinks containing salt and sugar, fat, and whole-fat milk. It imposes restrictions on saturated fats such as products, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and palm oil, and is said to reduce blood pressure by realizing a diet of 'low sodium,' 'high potassium,' and 'rich dietary fiber.' I will.

The 'diet only' group only had a three-month dash diet, while the 'fast and then diet' group had three after a fast of 'no solid foods for five days.' I did a monthly dash diet. As a result, it was found that the body weight and blood pressure were significantly lower in the fasted group, the effect of reducing body weight and blood pressure continued until the end of the experiment, and there were even cases where antihypertensive drugs were unnecessary. In addition, the research team conducted a statistical analysis of the experimental results using AI and confirmed that the effect of reducing body weight and blood pressure was not caused by antihypertensive drugs, but by fasting.

The research team believes that ' improvement of the intestinal flora (intestinal flora) ' made the difference confirmed this time. Examination of the intestinal flora from the subject's stool showed that the intestinal flora improved dramatically during the fasting period, and this improvement effect persisted to some extent during the subsequent dash diet. Regarding this result, Dr. Forsland said, 'If a high-fiber, low-fat diet does not produce results, there is a possibility that the intestinal flora is deficient in intestinal bacteria that ferment dietary fiber and convert it into fatty acids. Yes, in these cases it is a good idea to improve the intestinal flora by fasting. '

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