Inflammation Problem Try Intermittent Fasting
Fasting could provide “enormous potential” in managing or preventing inflammation which is thought to contribute to type 2 diabetes, US researchers have said. A team from the Mount Sinai hospital report that fasting also improves chronic inflammatory diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.
Fasting has been shown to help lower HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes, with a study published last month also showing that intermittent fasting could prevent a build-up of fat in the pancreas that could protect against type 2 diabetes. “Caloric restriction is known to improve inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, but the mechanisms by which reduced caloric intake controls inflammation have been poorly understood,” said senior author Dr. Miriam Merad, Director of the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.