On Trend: Can Intermittent Fasting Help with Inflammation Associated with Rheumatic Diseases?

You may be hearing about Intermittent Fasting (IF) a lot lately and been wondering what it is or is it effective, safe or sustainable? This may seem like a trendy, new diet but it has roots in many religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, but most notably in the Islamic faith, who practice fasting for Ramadan. Intermittent Fasting has had a lot of attention lately because of its potential health benefits, particularly in cardiometabolic diseases. This so-called fad diet has shown promising evidence in lowering inflammation, but is it right for you?

What is Intermittent Fasting?

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There are a few ways to practice Intermittent Fasting, but it essentially means to abstain from food and drink during specific time periods.