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The 5:2 Fast Diet is believed to improve the health and function of the brain and heart along with other organs. Also, you are less likely to develop certain cancers and more likely to improve your life longevity. Fasting is a type of hormesis, a process whereby organisms exposed to low levels of stress or toxins become more resistant to tougher challenges. For example, the mild biological stress induced by fasting causes cells in the heart and gut to produce proteins that decrease heart rate and blood pressure and increase gut mobility which is the movement of food through the gut and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and colon cancer. It really does seem to be a case of what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.[br>Insulin is important for reducing the risk of diabetes and any amount of weight loss in obese individuals will generally result in the body becoming more sensitive to this. There is also evidence that your chances of developing certain other diseases whilst following the 5:2 diet are reduced, particularly when keeping to a Mediterranean-style diet for the non-fasting days.
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