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Fasting diets could raise the risk of diabetes, researchers warn

A new study suggests regimes that include intermittent fasting may cause other long-term health problems.  Fasting every other day to lose weight could have damaging side effects.  Ana Bonassa, whose team from the University of São Paulo in Brazil carried out the study, said: “This is the first study to show that, despite weight loss, intermittent fasting diets may actually damage the pancreas and affect insulin function in normal healthy individuals, which could lead to diabetes and serious health issues.”  Read more...

 

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