Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

@article{Mattson2005BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.},
  author={Mark P. Mattson and Ruiqian Wan},
  journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          129-37
        }
}
Intermittent fasting (IF; reduced meal frequency) and caloric restriction (CR) extend lifespan and increase resistance to age-related diseases in rodents and monkeys and improve the health of overweight humans. Both IF and CR enhance cardiovascular and brain functions and improve several risk factors for coronary artery disease and stroke including a reduction in blood pressure and increased insulin sensitivity. Cardiovascular stress adaptation is improved and heart rate variability is… CONTINUE READING
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