Alternate-Day Fasting Gets a Safe Bill of Health

Cell Metab. 2019 Sep 3;30(3):411-413. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.08.006.


Various forms of fasting improve health and longevity in preclinical models. However, safety, outcomes, and the molecular changes underpinning human fasting are unclear. Stekovic et al. (2019) report improved markers of health for up to 6 months and associated metabolic changes among healthy adults who followed alternate-day fasting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aging
  • Biomarkers
  • Caloric Restriction*
  • Fasting*
  • Humans


  • Biomarkers