Washington: Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have said that fasting not only lowers one`s risk of coronary artery disease and diabetes, but also causes significant changes in a person`s blood cholesterol levels,Both diabetes and elevated cholesterol are known risk factors for coronary heart disease.In the new research, fasting was also found to reduce other cardiac risk factors, such as triglycerides, weight, and blood sugar levels.
"This is important because the fewer fat cells a body has, the less likely it will experience insulin resistance, or diabetes."The findings have been presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans. ANI
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