Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human and animal trial
Calorie restriction without nutrient restriction remains the only method of truly extending lifespan in mammals. While this works great in lab rats, humans do not find calorie restriction acceptable in general. There have been several approaches on this theme, however, that seem to show some positive effects.
This article is a review of some of the current research on alternate day calorie restriction, which would be much more acceptable as an approach to lower chronic disease risk. The bottom line is that these approaches seem to trigger some type of survival process in the mitochondria, leading to increased numbers of mitochondria and efficiency of energy production. The perfect combination for health.