Fasting and Woman's Health

Nair, PM, and Khawale, PG. Role of Therapeutic Fasting in Women's Health: An Overview. J Midlife Health 7(2)61-4. PMC4960941

This is an overview of how fasting in some shape or form could benefit women's health.   Fasting has shown to improve the reproductive and mental health.  The researchers also found that fasting could prevent as well as ameliorate cancers and musculoskeletal disorders which are common in middle-aged and elderly women.

 

Chiofalo, B, Laganà, A, et al. Fasting as Possible Complementary Approach for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Hope or Hype? Med Hypotheses 105(1-3. PMID: 28735644

Polycystic ovary syndrome disorder among women of reproductive age. These women show infertility as well as metabolic disorders such as hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and obesity.  The cause of this illness is a result of concurrent endocrine modifications, lifestyle factors, and genetic background.  There is no remedy for this condition as yet.  This article shows how fasting could play a role in metabolic homeostasis and help regulate this disease.