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Effects of intermittent fasting on metabolism in men

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, March 2013
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Title
Effects of intermittent fasting on metabolism in men
Published in
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, March 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.ramb.2012.09.003
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Authors

Fernanda Reis de Azevedo, Dimas Ikeoka, Bruno Caramelli

Abstract

This review analyzes the available literature on the impact of intermittent fasting (IF), a nutritional intervention, on different aspects of metabolism. The epidemic of metabolic disturbances, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome (MS), and diabetes mellitus type 2 has led to an increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, and affected patients might significantly benefit from modifications in nutritional habits. Recent experimental studies have elucidated some of the metabolic mechanisms involved with IF. Animal models have shown positive changes in glucose (lower plasma glucose and insulin levels) and in lipid metabolism (reduced visceral fat tissue and increased plasma adiponectin level), and an increased resistance to stress. Despite the limited number of samples studied, positive results have been reported on the impact of IF for human health. IF is reported to improve the lipid profile; to decrease inflammatory responses, reflected by changes in serum adipokine levels; and to change the expression of genes related to inflammatory response and other factors. Studies on obese individuals have shown that patient compliance was greater for IF than other traditional nutritional approaches (calorie restriction), and IF was found to be associated with low oxidative stress. Recent reports suggest that IF exerts a positive impact on the metabolic derangements commonly associated with cardiovascular diseases, and that it may be a viable and accessible intervention for most individuals. Therefore, further clinical studies are essential to test the effectiveness of IF in preventing and controlling metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 404 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 97 23%
Student > Master 67 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 9%
Researcher 30 7%
Other 27 7%
Other 74 18%
Unknown 84 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 106 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 51 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 7%
Sports and Recreations 23 6%
Other 64 15%
Unknown 94 23%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 137. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2021.
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