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BBC News - The power of intermittent fasting
The IGF-1 hormone (insulin-like growth factor) is one of the drivers which keep our bodies in go-go mode, with cells driven to reproduce. This is fine when you are growing, but not so good later in life.

There is now evidence suggesting that IGF-1 levels can be lowered by what you eat. Studies on calorie restrictors suggest that eating less helps, but it is not enough

As well as cutting calories you have to cut your protein intake. Not entirely - that would be a very bad idea. It's about sticking to recommended guidelines, something most of us fail to do [as does the typical western diet].

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Current medical opinion is that the benefits of fasting are unproven and until there are more human studies it's better to eat at least 2000 calories a day.

[ Luckily ... a Vegan Diet does imitate fasting:
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-benefits-of-caloric-restriction-without-the-actual-restricting/ ]
hormones  Caloric  Restriction  DHEA  health  crisis  growth  hormone  cancer  diet  protein  health  science  health  IGF-1 
august 2012 by asterisk2a

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