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Meal spacing
Hanawaiman6358 posted:
I was reading the book The CR Way and I came across Mark Mattson. The book made some claims about meal spacing and other things. I decided to google this guy to see if he was a legitimate researcher. Boy, is he ever. Google him and you get lots of interesting information. Here are 2 easy and interesting sites.
An_192679 responded:
Hi Hanawaiman6358,

Great to see you, as always. Thanks for emphasizing a valuable modality of health, intermittent fasting.

Dr. Fuhrman has posted some of the same research. That's why he advocates 2 or 3 meals a day, instead of 6 meals, like Pritikin. I had 6 meals a day for 30 years on Pritikin, and now 2 or 3 meals for over 2 years. The fewer meals is definitely better. That's why Fuhrman advocates to get hungry between meals, and not get stuffed at meals. Sometimes I don't follow this advice well, due to working schedule. While I was reading over this stuff, it really inspired me to get hungry between meals.

Fuhrman has a unique emphasis on maximum nutrition in minimum calories. Fuhrman's intimate knowledge of fasting, was crucial to making this valuable connection.

Here are some references from Fuhrman, plus a couple more.

Thanks again for your valuable contribution.

(I'm posting anonymously, so my aviatar isn't ubiquitous.)

Best regards, EngineerGuy

Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.
J Nutr Biochem. 2005; 16(3):129-37 Mattson MP

R. Michael Anson*, , Zhihong Guo*, Rafael de Cabo, Intermittent fasting dissociates beneficial effects of dietary restriction on glucose metabolism and neuronal resistance to injury from calorie intake PNAS | May 13, 2003

Elaine A. Hsieh,1 Christine M. Chai,1 and Marc K. Hellerstein1,2
Effects of caloric restriction on cell proliferation in several tissues in mice: role of intermittent feeding Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 288: E965-E972, 2005.

Monkey studies and fasting/aging see link below

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 86, No. 1, 7-13, July 2007
Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human and animal trials

Dose effects of modified alternate-day fasting regimens on in vivo cell proliferation and plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 in mice
Krista A. Varady, D. J. Roohk, and Marc K. Hellerstein
Journal of Applied Physiology

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