If you are following the fasting diet to lose your weight then this recent update is for you. The scientists talking at the European Society of Endocrinology’s annual meeting concluded that fasting in accordance to lose weight can let you face many adverse effects. This research tells that the fasting diets can affect the sugar-regulating hormone insulin which can give way to diabetes.
Ana Bonassa whose team carried out the study at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil says,”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.”
The fasting diets get popular in past some days which let the researchers carry out the tests which can tell about its positive and negative impacts on health. For the tests, they include participants who fast for two days out of seven or on the alternate days. By doing research on them, doctors tell that this diet can be an invitation to long-term harmful effects.
Research done before signed that short-term fasting can produce free radicals which can cause the damage to cells in the body. This damage can be linked with impaired organ function, cancer risk and ageing.
Talking about the long-term health hazards of this fasting diets, the researchers say that there is a need for a further and strong investigation. “We should consider that overweight or obese people who opt for intermittent fasting diets may already have insulin resistance, so although this diet may lead to early, rapid weight loss, in the long-term there could be potentially serious damaging effects to their health, such as the development of type 2 diabetes,” Bonassa added.
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