Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
July 21, 2000
NEW YORK, July 19 (Praxis Press) Physical activity benefits older persons but current guidelines for exercise stress-testing may not apply to the majority of persons aged 75 years or older. Gill and colleagues suggest that the guidelines call for prohibitively expensive and unnecessary tests to monitor heart function and could deter the elderly from beginning an exercise program (see paper). To clarify this hypothesis, the researchers analyzed several studies supporting the benefits and risks of