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Effects of Intermittent Fasting, Caloric Restriction, and Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Cognitive Performance at Rest and During Exercise in Adults

Overview of attention for article published in Sports Medicine, October 2015
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Title
Effects of Intermittent Fasting, Caloric Restriction, and Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Cognitive Performance at Rest and During Exercise in Adults
Published in
Sports Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1007/s40279-015-0408-6
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Authors

Anissa Cherif, Bart Roelands, Romain Meeusen, Karim Chamari

Abstract

The aim of this review was to highlight the potent effects of intermittent fasting on the cognitive performance of athletes at rest and during exercise. Exercise interacts with dietary factors and has a positive effect on brain functioning. Furthermore, physical activity and exercise can favorably influence brain plasticity. Mounting evidence indicates that exercise, in combination with diet, affects the management of energy metabolism and synaptic plasticity by affecting molecular mechanisms through brain-derived neurotrophic factor, an essential neurotrophin that acts at the interface of metabolism and plasticity. The literature has also shown that certain aspects of physical performance and mental health, such as coping and decision-making strategies, can be negatively affected by daylight fasting. However, there are several types of intermittent fasting. These include caloric restriction, which is distinct from fasting and allows subjects to drink water ad libitum while consuming a very low-calorie food intake. Another type is Ramadan intermittent fasting, which is a religious practice of Islam, where healthy adult Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours for 1 month. Other religious practices in Islam (Sunna) also encourage Muslims to practice intermittent fasting outside the month of Ramadan. Several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have shown that intermittent fasting has crucial effects on physical and intellectual performance by affecting various aspects of bodily physiology and biochemistry that could be important for athletic success. Moreover, recent findings revealed that immunological variables are also involved in cognitive functioning and that intermittent fasting might impact the relationship between cytokine expression in the brain and cognitive deficits, including memory deficits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Unknown 328 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 82 24%
Student > Master 47 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 10%
Researcher 31 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 6%
Other 62 19%
Unknown 59 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 50 15%
Sports and Recreations 37 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 8%
Psychology 26 8%
Other 62 19%
Unknown 66 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. 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 May 2020.
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#576,455
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Outputs from Sports Medicine
#575
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#13,635
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Outputs of similar age from Sports Medicine
#19
of 45 outputs
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