Ketogenic fasting-type diet shown to improve risk factors for type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have recently shown that a periodic ketogenic diet exerts similar beneficial effects to fasting on metabolic disease risk factors.
To date, most scientific papers about fasting have focused on how it can improve markers of aging and were conducted in animals.
This study – albeit small with 71 people – done by USC is one of the first controlled experiments implementing a fasting-mimicking diet in free-living human subjects.
The participants involved in this trial did not have type 2 diabetes, but some of them had high blood sugar levels and were predisposed to various metabolic disease risk factors.