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Does a person need to stop fasting when they get to be a certain age? Here’s what you need to know.
0:00 Is it safe for an older person to fast?
0:30 Benefits of fasting for older people
Is fasting safe for older people? Yes! It’s not only safe. It’s essential. It may actually help extend your life. Fasting and intermittent fasting activate anti-aging genes and may help rid age-related health problems. Some of these health problems include obesity, inflammation, high blood pressure, and even dementia.
Fasting can also promote DNA repair and mitochondria repair through autophagy. Autophagy is a natural condition that occurs when you fast where your body recycles old damaged proteins and microbes. This could also potentially decrease your risk of cancer.
Not only that, but fasting may be great for your heart because it increases ketones. Ketones could actually be beneficial for both your heart and your brain. When you fast, you stimulate something called BDNF, which is kind of like Miracle Grow for the brain. Another thing fasting does is increase your antioxidant network. The body needs antioxidants to help reduce free radical damage to the DNA and to help repair the lining of the vessels in the heart.
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