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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting - O.Isacsson

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Oscar Isacsson 1 Oscar Isacsson Professor Luttich English 170 Section 8 4 Nov 2010 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting: Annotated Bibliography Bellisle, France, Regina McDevitt, and Andrew M. Prentice. "Meal Frequency and Energy Balance." British Journal of Nutrition 77.S1 (1997): S57. Print. The author claims that a high meal frequency has beneficial of affects on energy level and that a high meal frequency does not affect the body mass composition in any significant way. I will use this article because it supports the facts that a high meal frequency does not improve the body composition in any significant way, the solution to improving body composition is simply the caloric load and proportion of macronutrients. The research shows result on all age groups and genders which makes the information very extensive and reliable. Carey, James R. Longevity and frailty . New York, NY: Springer, 2005. Print. This book show has extensive research on intermittent fasting and it shows clearly shows benefits such as improved immune defense, longer life, increased cardiovascular function, and the positives impacts on the brain. The author claims that intermittent fasting has beneficial results and his work evaluates the results on a broader base by including more effects than just the life span. The study was conducted for 18 years which gives his work more credibility because the long term effects has been recorded more accurately. The study is done on primates which makes it easier to draw conclusions between humans and animals because of the similarities in DNA structure. I will use this source because it is the first alternate day fasting study performed on monkeys which makes results more applicable to humans, and because it investigates more than just the life span.
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Oscar Isacsson 2 Carlson, Anton J., and Frederick Hoelzel. "Apparent Prolongation of the Life Span of Rats by Intermittent Fasting." Apparent Prolongation of the Life Span of Rats by Intermittent Fasting (1945). Print.
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