Fasting At Night Could Prevent Breast Cancer Relapse – Study


An emerging study suggests that fasting at least 13 hours between dinner and breakfast could significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer relapse among breast cancer survivors during the early stage of the disease. The study, which was published in JAMA Oncology, enrolled over 2,400 women diagnosed with an early-stage cancer. All participants were between 27 and 70 years old at the time of diagnosis. IAmChampionAireFasting: Health Benefit Of The Occasional Sacrifice Results revealed that fasting during nighttime for less than 13 hours was associated with a 36 percent risk for cancer relapse. But the study did not find a significant link between short fasting period and increased risk for death due to breast cancer or other causes.Like us on Facebook “Prolonging the length of the nightly fasting interval may be a simple, non-pharmacologic strategy for reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence,” Catherine Marinac of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center said. Meanwhile, researchers are positive of their latest finding given the fact that this potential dietary habit is simple to conform with. “It’s easier than saying reduce your calorie intake by 500 a day, which required changes in how you shop, where you eat out, and can be very burdensome,” Ruth Patterson from the University of California in San Diego said. Previous research have also revealed that fasting for a couple of days can help reboot the immune system and enhance protection against inflammation, which is known to cause cancer. The study also shows that food timing is equally important as the food eaten to achieve good health. “Previous research has focused on what to eat for cancer prevention, but when we eat may also matter because it appears to affect metabolic health,” Marinac said. If future trials could successfully confirm the causal relationship between prolonged nighttime fasting and metabolic health, then researchers believe this could be an effective preventive way in reducing risks for serious diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Photo: Wikimedia, IAmChampionAire