New study concludes that intermittent fasting not only increases your risk for type 2 diabetes but also increases fat tissue in your gut!?? What is happening here? is this the end of everything we know to be true with intermittent fasting? This new study coming out of the EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF ENDOCRINOLOGY annual meeting in Barcelona. Has put a halt on all benefits seen from fasting!! Or…..has it?

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  2. This was not a study, was a poster. The author is a student. It was not published ( nor it will ever be due to multiple flaws) . It was not peer reviewd. A rat metabolism is MUCH FASTER than ours. For the sake of illustration, a 30 day female winstar rat heart rate should be in the range of 500 bpm. Yes, 500. So, 24 h fast on a rat is equivalent of maybe a week to a human being . Intermittent fasting IS NOT A DIET ( it is about WHEN you eat, not WHAT you eat), it is not "fad", either. it has been around for the entire human evolution. Anyway, what kind of scientist make such a biased claim? But food , supplement and phamaceutical industry were DYING for someone to come around with something against IF. And the press, well , do not get me started on that. Imbeciles.

  3. For me it kind of did mess up my readings because my blood sugar did lower to like 86 which is normal cause I fasted for 24 hours and then woke up the next day with a blood sugar of a 101 blood sugar reading and then I drink a glass just a cup of apple juice tested again its now 138 I don't get it my blood sugar is like so sky that I could just go into coma!!! 138!138! OMG I'm so angry I don't eat it raises I do eat it raises.

  4. Now a days we can see 99% of fake doctors and stupid researchers as they will release report based on pharma mafia.
    PHARMA COMPANIES are the worlds number 1 business , do you think they want anyone 100% cure for any disease ?

  5. Its because of American Diabetic association was getting billions through patients … intermittent fasting will reduce FAT FASTER AND SAFER THAN ANY OTHER METHOD as well as Decrease risk of type 2 diabetes ….. my father had reduced his insulin levels with in 2 weeks and he still taking medicines but at low doses ….. he was following 16:8 method

  6. I am from India… I did IF (16:8) for almost 2 years, I avoided all refined carbs and had traditional food alongwith green smoothies and coffee / green tea during fasting window… … But suddenly From last month I started facing severe insomnia / weird nightmares, nausea in morning, pressure on eyes…. Initially I thought it's thyroid issues …hence, I visited local endocrinologist.. who conducted thyroid and random blood sugar test … My thyroids came normal but my post meal (2 hr) blood sugar was just 67 … So that means I have become hypoglycemic ……. Next day morning i did fasting Sugar test … And to my amazement my fasting sugar was 125 and on same day my post meal sugar was 86 …. It clearly indicates impaired glucose mechanism …… My Doc immediately asked me to stop IF and to have food / snacks 4 to 5 times a day for next 15 days … Currently I am on 7th day and am still facing hypoglycemia with severe insomnia ….. I don't have any diabetes history from either of my parents side ……. I fear that I have become pre-diabetic

  7. Great video. I am always amazed at how medical studies try to compare different species (rodents and humans) with two different metabolic systems. Also, the MANY organizations that should be promoting this diet option combined with exercise, are too busy pushing drugs. Insulin causes abdominal weight gain and keeps people diabetic. The IF lifestyle has proved itself time and again. They are scared to death, scared to look… 😏 Cause ain't no such thing as half way crooks..

  8. No listing of the study. If this is true show us the study. If you are just spreading rumors with no proof shame on you. MAny studies are very poor or done on a very small number of people. A study on 3 people is worthless.

  9. I tried a cycle of
    Fast Monday
    Eat normal tue
    Fast wed
    Eat normal Thursday
    Fast fri and sat
    Blow out Sunday
    I was Losing 3 lb per week ,12 lb in the first month And 8. -ish for the next 2 I did this for 3 months ,all aches and pains gone BP 130/71
    And sugars all good ,did a liver fibroscan test normal is 5.2 ,mine 3.6 .
    I’m not sure if this would be healthy over extended period but certainly worked for me .
    Now I intermittently fast with a 24 hour fast once per week and maintenaning good health
    Peace

  10. Thank you for this video!!! I get so tired of people telling me about studies but then cannot give me the source. This same thing happened with a study that said coconut oil was bad, but then the review of the study showed serious flaws. As a scientist, it’s frustrating to see so many people basing their health decisions on a news headline. I personally ignore any article that does not have the accompanying studies available.

    Here’s what to look for when reviewing a study:

    1) Acceptance to a peer-reviewed journal or conference. I call this the keep-em-honest test. Reviewers not only look for methodology, sample size, interpretation of results, etc., they also look for bias in wording. I personally have a paper under second review right now because the arrangement of our results (not the results themselves) were unclear.

    2) Bias: Studies can be commissioned by entities who have financial interests in the outcome. Find out what prompted the study to be done in the first place. Research the researchers and any other stakeholders.

    3) The Abstract: As someone who has written abstracts, an abstract should give the reader a quick preview of what to expect in the paper – basically, the problem, what your testing, and a general statement about the methodology used and the results. Any bias indicates that the paper will most likely contain bias as well.

    4) The methodology section: I don’t waste my time reading an entire paper if the methodology is flawed. The results, and consequently the conclusions drawn from those results, are tainted. The 2 big things to look for are sample size and intentional or unintentional bias. A sample size should be significantly large (if possible) and from a well-distributed population. It is no coincidence that the study being discussed in this video had 30 rats. n = 30 is the cutoff for what is considered a significantly large population set. In certain instances, that may be all that is available. But this is a study on rats – using only 30 sounds like an attempt to be able to claim that a statistically significant set was used. Also, if an experiment is not repeatable, it’s not valid (which is why publication is so important, but I’m coming to that).

    5) The Literature Review and/or References. All new scientific discovery is built off existing knowledge. We didn’t put satellites in orbit around our planet without building on the knowledge of planetary motion studied by Copernicus who built his mathematical models off studies done by Islamic astronomers in the 13th century. Science is built on a continuum and any study that cannot illustrate its foundation is flawed. Or if they are using a lot of poorly-conducted studies as their foundation, they’re flawed.

    6) Publication by a REPUTABLE peer-reviewed body. There are journals out there that will publish my mother’s grocery list – and that speaks volumes about them. But the good ones scrutinize EVERYTHING because their reputation depends on it. And in academia, reputation is a valued asset. It’s like if you and a group of your some of your coworkers vouch for a guy so he gets hired. But then the guy starts working and turns out bad work products. Now you and your company are known for a lower quality of work.

    In short (because I know this was long 😂), Read the abstract to decide if it’s even worth reading the study. Scrutinize the methodology section for flaws. Scrutinize the lit review/References for bias.

    What about the Results section, you say? I leave that for last so that I don’t fall prey to unconditional bias. We tend to gravitate towards people and things that favor our existing view of how things work. I like to inspect the experiment and the environment in which it was conducted, then find out the details of the outcomes. 😉

  11. I didn't notice any mention of a control group in this abstract either. When they said stomach size increased, muscular tissues decreased and adipose tissues increased, what were they comparing them to? It might have been explained in the methods section of the paper, but a good abstract should include this information. Also, re: hyperphagia, they starved a bunch of rats, then let them eat 'ad libitum', meaning they let their test subjects eat as much as they wanted. I wouldn't suspect rats are known for their self control – sounds like they gorged themselves to me. Also, I wonder what food they were given unlimited amounts of? Does anyone know the carbohydrate content of rat chow?

  12. I tried to look up in your channel some advice what and when and how to eat in that 8-4 hour window. I am currently on full time watter fasting, would like to keep it for a week only because of my work, maybe i will try 1 or 2 days of dry fast, but I wonder about this IF after i am done with watter fast. Can you show me link if you made this kind of video about meal? Thank you , GJ

  13. Hello. I'm Ana Bonassa, the researcher of this study. We are writing the scientific articles that will be peer reviewed and published, and as soon as this happens, I will send you for the second part of this video. But I need to mention that an abstract for a scientific congress is not the same as an abstract of a article. This abstract you read was the abstract we sent and was accepted to be presented at the European congress of endocrinology. The abstract of the article will be very different and will contain more specific data. The study was done with females because in our previous studies we observed increase of free radicals in the pancreas after fasting. So we would like to continue studying the same object (females), this is extremely common in the scientific field and we do not intend to study gender differences, so we continue with females. And yes, we also collect brown adipose tissue! Rest assured, this data will be in the article. This is a study that already lasts four years and corresponds to my PhD. I am in the final stretch of data collection and now we will devote ourselves to writing the articles. Many studies, including showing beneficial results from intermittent fasting, show in the abstract that IF is a fad diet. That is not biased at all. I don´t have any conflict of interest. I am a researcher at a public university.
    I did not say that intermittent fasting is bad and that we should stop it. Our results serve as a warning for possible adverse effects of intermittent fasting, so more long-term studies are needed to determine whether this practice may increase the risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Or if is it beneficial then we need to know what would be the best protocol to follow.

  14. The thing about ADF (Alternate Day Fasting, that's the protocol they used in the study) you are in the caloric deficit automatically except they overeat extremely on feeding days.

    Also I found not a lot of people do this kind of fasting protocol. I am on my second trial right now, but I had to say first time I had to stop after over a week for unexpected healthy problems looking more like digestive tract infection (which might be unrelated) but today I felt really bad in the gym I just got a couple of fruits and oatmeal and I had this bad nausea like when you eat too much sugar all at once.

    I am going to keep up but I will be very cautions and if I will feel bad again I will probably stop. On the other hand I see ADF as the best method for fat loss so far. I don't know what to think at this point. Maybe the key is the carbohydrates intake on feeding days, the insulin doesn't jump right back so fast. However on the days I feed and workout I need to refill the glycogen to have enough energy to keep up the intensity in the gym otherwise I will loose strength in the process and maybe even some more muscle.

  15. Thank u Edward. Great job keeping up w/ "all" the findings on intermittent fasting. You are right to view seemingly prejudicial anomalies among studies with skepticism.

  16. The less people that have diabetes the less money the hospital/drug companies make. The less people eat and get sick someone is losing money. I have diabetes and IF is helping me a lot. Thanks for your videos 🙂

  17. The study was a poster. This could mean multiple things. It could mean that the study wasn't complete and these results are preliminary. It could mean that their paper was rejected but they were offered to present a poster because reviewers found the paper interesting but incomplete.

  18. I am a 59 w/m in congestive heart failure. I also have developed Type 2 diabetes due in part to the rapid increase in weight that occurred by following doctor's orders. Those orders were to not do anything strenuous and to take the heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc medications as prescribed. I weigh at this time 323lbs. as of this morning's weigh-in. On May 12th, last month, I started IF (16:8). The morning of the 13th of May, I was 333.0lbs. Today is the 6th of June and I have lost 10lbs. The weight loss is great enough on its own, but I have also seen my sugar numbers drop dramatically since starting the IF process. The drop in sugar has been significant enough that my doctor has had me lower my insulin intake at night to 40 units, a decrease from 44 units which was a decrease from 52 units daily at night. I was diagnosed in Dec. of 2014 w/CHF and had ejection fraction of 10%, most healthy people operate at 55%. I was told basically I was on the way out. At the time I weighed 244lbs., 6' tall with a large frame and with very little fat. All of my teenage years and adult working life I have been active physically in the military and civilian employment. For a "study" to suggest that IF increases a risk of Type 2 diabetes, when I have seen first hand that it greatly reduces sugar levels, is inconceivable to take seriously. I want thank you for providing information on IF and I look forward to watching future ones. I think I have watched all the others since I have subscribed. Paul.

  19. New study: MARRIAGE DETECTED TO BE THE MAIN CAUSE OF DIVORCE; WOW!. Fresh news!; another study finds that attending the ER is linked with increased death rate.OMG!!

  20. ONE "study"? YOU GOT STUDIES OF ANY TYPE, TO PLEASE ANYBODY. IGNORANCE is daring!!. Because 2 "experts" dare to say that they have done ONE "study" whose conclusions say whatever it would say does NOT mean that the ALLEGED done "study" has been endorsed by the European Society of Endocrinology. The ALLEGED and SECRET ,so far, "study" is validated by FACTS and PEER REVIEW, NOT by the forum/place it has been presented. Should anyone go to the European Mathematics Society and dare to BURP there that 2+2=5, it does NOT make it true.

  21. Another "sodium cyclamate causes bladder cancer in rats" cyclical scaremongering Sugar Industry study. Oh, is not the cyclamate but the SODIUM; well nobody needs to know (sugar industrialist sponsor says), bettter not publicise it. ONE biased "study" ABSTRACT-very well named asABSTRACT, it's NOT tangible, abstract means VOID. Where is the methodology, the population sample, the statistics? They got the sentence and now they need time to FABRICATE the proves. Brazilian study? The biggest producer of SUGARCANE? As McEnroe would say:"ARE YOU SERIOUS?"

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