Fasting can no longer be regarded as a religious obligation only , according to a new research fasting has been found to lower rate of heart disease and diabetes. The study is done by researchers at Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
The researchers reported that 10-12 hours of hunger prompts the body to
initiate the search for food and the body then starts utilizing the
stored amounts of bad cholesterol, LDL, which is found in fat cells of
The researchers claimed that this mechanism influences people suffering
from diabetes directly, The lead author Benjamin Horne noted that fasting can become an important
diabetes intervention in the future.
"Though we've studied fasting and it's health benefits for years, we
didn't know why fasting could provide the health benefits we observed
related to the risk of diabetes," Horne noted.