Long term maintenance of lean muscle and decrease of visceral fat as a result of fasting and FMD.
Muscle mass plays an essential role in athletic performance, physical stability, and longevity. Diets of all types can result in the loss of fat and water, but also lean muscle mass. The fasting-mimicking diet decreases visceral fat and researchers suspect that the fat-burning mode continues for some time after fasting has stopped. Upon refeeding, muscle mass is rebuilt and contributes to an overall increase in percentage of lean body mass. In this clip, Dr. Valter Longo discusses how the fasting-mimicking diet is one of the few dietary interventions that can increase relative lean body mass.
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