Extreme diets, implying a sharp decrease in the number of calories, have a powerful preventive effect. 5 days a month is enough to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, the researchers note, the words quoted by health info, referring to medikforum.ru.
Scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles found that a significant reduction in calories for 5 days in a month can reduce the risk of a number of deadly diseases. In the experiment, a group of volunteers to limit themselves in power for one week a month for three months. In these short periods of their daily diet ranged from 750 to 1100 calories vs. the usual 2000 - 2500 by the end of the experiment all the volunteers who followed this regime, there was a decrease in blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar levels, as well as a healthy cholesterol level compared with those who did not limit himself to any extreme diets.
This study provides evidence that humans can get significant health benefits from extreme diets which are repeated radical methods "fast water". These periods of very positive effect in slowing the aging process. Previous studies have shown the benefit of these diets on mice, and now conducted the first randomized, placebo-controlled study with a sufficient number of people.
The age of participants ranged from 20 to 70 years, they were generally healthy. Three months short periods of dietary restrictions and allowed the volunteers to lose weight, on average, 2.5 kg. In these segments, they almost did not get carbohydrate and protein, but consumed sufficient amounts of "healthy" fats in the form of energy bars, all sorts of snacks, drinks and supplements.