Fasting may be an alternative treatment method recommended by physicians

Armutcu F.

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF GENERAL MEDICINE, vol.16, no.3, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: Fasting is a practice found in many cultures both ancient and modern. Although, fasting (religious or otherwise) causes many physiological, biochemical, metabolic and spiritual changes in the body, there is no clear scientific consensus on its beneficial effects on health. Also, despite the popularity and potential promise of therapeutic fasting as a preventive measure, little is known about the prevalence of therapeutic fasting use. This study was performed to discuss whether could fasting be part of wellness?