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(KSL News) -- Fasting just might lead to a healthier heart.
Researchers with Intermountain Health Care studied almost 5,000 people, including those who fast for religious reasons. They found people who fast once a month were less likely to be diagnosed with coronary artery disease.
They say skipping two straight meals gives the body a break from glucose exposure and helps insulin producing cells.
However, they stop at claiming the study is a way to stop heart disease and encourage people to talk with a doctor.