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Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you establish a balance between periods of eating and fasting. It doesn't suggest which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them. For instance, You can do this by eating your first meal at noon and your last dinner at 8 pm and skipping your breakfast. Intermittent fasting exerts an impact on the metabolic components commonly associated with cardiovascular diseases and cancer also.
Intermittent fasting protocols are often grouped into 1 of three categories: alternate-day fasting, whole-day fasting, and time-restricted feeding.
1. Alternate day fasting- This protocol involves alternating feeding days with fasting days.
2. Whole day fasting- The methodology of whole day fasting can be as simple as doing one 24-hour fast per week.
3. Time-restricted fasting- Time-restricted feeding protocols involve adhering to a daily routine that requires fasting for a certain number of hours and feeding for the remaining hours in 24 hours.

Significance of Intermittent fasting:
1. Intermittent fasting has been considered to help prevent cancer in some human studies. Researches showed that it can help reduce side effects caused by chemotherapy in cancer.
2. Intermittent fasting helps people eat fewer calories, which may result in weight loss over time.
3. Intermittent fasting enhances the body's resistance to inflammation, and oxidative stress in the body also benefits against the development of numerous diseases due to growing age.
4. Intermittent fasting can improve several risk factors for heart disease, such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure etc.
5. Intermittent fasting may also increase the growth of new nerve cells in the brain, benefitting brain functioning.
6. Intermittent fasting finds protective against neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.
7. Several studies show that intermittent fasting may help you live longer.

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