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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mini-fasts actually may have health benefits

Occasionally, almost everyone's had to skip a meal due to hectic schedules or certain religious practices. Going without food for a half a day usually results in nothing more than hunger pangs and maybe a little headache, all of which disappear when we chow down at the next meal.

But what happens if a mini-fast or severe calorie-reduced diet is extended for several days?

While just the thought of going without your daily mocha Frappuccino or lunchtime turkey sandwich may make your stomach growl ferociously, some medical research says short-term fasting and calorie restriction may actually be good for us.

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