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Fasting is the practice of abstaining from food and beverages for extended periods. Depending on how it's done, it may boost your health. People may choose to fast for dietary, political or religious purposes. One popular method is intermittent fasting, in which you cycle between periods of eating and fasting
There are many different ways to fast.
Intermittent fasting is an increasingly popular eating pattern which involves not eating or sharply restricting your food intake for certain periods of time.
This fasting method has been linked to a range of potential health benefits, including short-term increases in human growth hormone (HGH) and changes to gene expression (1, 2, 3, 4).
Such effects are linked to longevity and a lower risk of disease. Thus, people who fast regularly often hope to lose weight, leaarn discipline or live a healthier, longer life.
However, fasting can be dangerous if not done properly.