why intermittent fasting may be bad for your heart

New Study from Shanghai: Why Intermittent Fasting May Be Bad for Your Heart


03/25/2024 16:03

The study was conducted in Shanghai, where scientists studied the effects of different diets on cardiovascular health. They identified a number of foods that have a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels, and expressed their opinion regarding intermittent fasting.

According to information published on, Chinese scientists have concluded that intermittent fasting, previously considered safe, may have negative consequences. This method involves eating for eight hours, followed by 16 hours of complete abstinence from food.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 20,000 people with an average age of 49 and found that intermittent fasting had the same negative effects on heart and vascular health as other extreme weight loss methods. Instead, it is recommended to maintain a balanced diet and avoid overeating.

There is also a list of foods that have a beneficial effect on the heart. For example, beans and lentils help reduce “bad” cholesterol while maintaining or even increasing “good” cholesterol. Fatty fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial for blood vessels, so they should also be included in the diet.

Many studies support the need to consume fruits, vegetables, greens and dairy products to maintain heart and vascular health. Scientists remind that it is important to regularly monitor your blood condition, conduct tests for cholesterol and sugar levels in order to promptly identify problems and solve them.

Author Makar Gorshenin

Makar Vadimovich Gorshenin is a student at the Moscow University of Finance and Law, a freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru.

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