Fasting for a full day, or any part of it, will certainly reduce one's caloric intake. But can food avoidance, which mimics the activity of our hunter-gatherer forebears, be safe? And can it improve our health? Let's take a look.
There has been confusion about the impact of obesity on health as people age, with some data even suggesting that obese folks might have an advantage in terms of longevity. Perhaps more important, however, might be the impact of obesity on older folks quality of life.