UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: Should I fast for my health and wellbeing?

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Fasting, the practice of partially or completely restricting food intake has been practiced historically for a range of reasons. Most recently, intermittent fasting and the '5:2' diet have been recommended, sometimes uncritically, for the purposes of weight loss, improving health and even to increase lifespan. However, the extreme restriction seen in eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa is seen as unhealthy and dangerous. In this lecture I will review what we know so far about the impact of mild, moderate and extreme fasting on health, psychological wellbeing and brain function and suggest some research priorities in terms of unanswered questions.

This lecture is part of our October series of UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lectures in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October 2019. The aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts to support people with mental health issues.

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