In the group control was imposed no restriction on eating habits. The researchers analyzed the levels of triglyceride, cholesterol and sugar in blood during the study and general physical tests performed to determine the State of health of the participants. The results demonstrate that in fasting levels of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol in blood, a fact that is justified by hunger and stress that causes this fast increase. In response, the body releases more cholesterol, which allows you to use fat as a source of energy instead of glucose. Another interesting fact is its influence against type 2 diabetes.
In periods of fasting they would stimulate insulin receptors and thus would restore its balance and would avoid problems of loss of insulin sensitivity characteristic of type 2 diabetes. The latest study took into account risk factors such as smoking, alcohol and caffeine, and also issues of behavior, such as the fact rest one day a week or attend religious ceremonies on a regular basis (different religious beliefs coincide in the fact to use fasting as a religious practice). Low-calorie diets and aging aging is a programmed, cellular phenomenon in which registered a loss of effectiveness in almost all biological functions, as well as atrophy and degeneration of tissues, especially the neuronal and the myocardial. The body becomes more susceptible to infections and trauma, and increases the risk of degenerative diseases and cancer. Several studies have shown that reducing the calories in the diet prolongs life. A new line of research seeks to reveal if low-calorie diets could be key to reduce oxidative stress to which the molecules that make up the mitochondria are subjected and thus retard cell aging.