Adrian Raudaschl

Medical doctor turned product manager writing about all things medicine, business and technology.

Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Ageing, and Disease [Comic]

Intermittent Fasting (‘IF’) might have been the biggest diet trend of 2019.
And it has no signs of slowing down. 
We often focus on the weight loss associated with Intermittent Fasting, but there appears to be a range of other health benefits associated with the metabolic changes induced by fasting.
We don’t fully understand why this happens, but I recently came across a great review paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) — Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease and felt inspired to summarise its findings.
Consider the following a comic abstract with some entertainment value. Always speak to a health professional before starting a new diet and enjoy.

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