Research finds intermittent fasting works well for overall health

A new research has found that intermittent fasting works well for overall health as it changes the metabolism of the liver. Researchers said that it can help regulate diabetes. It was found that every-other-day-fasting -- where no food was consumed on alternate days -- changed the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver, knowledge that could be applied to improvements in glucose tolerance and the regulation of diabetes. In experiments with mice, researchers led by Dr Larance identified how fasting on alternate days affected proteins in the liver, showing the unexpected impact on fatty acid metabolism and the surprising role played by a master regulator protein that controls many biological pathways in the liver and other organs. The results of the research were published in the journal Cell Reports.