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Fasting is usually referred to as the complete absence of calorie intake over a certain span of time. Fasting is assumed to occur after 8-12 hours since the last meal. It is associated to a number of health benefits including improved cholesterol blood pressure, insulin sensitivity or blood glucose levels.
- ↑ Longo, V. D., Di Tano, M., Mattson, M. P., & Guidi, N. (2021). Intermittent and periodic fasting, longevity and disease. Nature aging, 1(1), 47-59.