One Small Change Could Save You From a Heart Attack

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    By Kennedy Shelley

    Just changing when you eat each day may reverse your heart attack risk.

    What is interesting is that it doesn’t matter when you eat, it’s how many hours of the day you don’t eat that is important.

    You may have heard of “intermittent fasting.”  It’s become a buzz word that means you restrict the time you eat each day.

    What this means is most people sleep 6-8 hours a day and are not eating then.  They extend out this natural time of fasting by not eating at night, or not eating until later in the day.

    This means their daily “feeding window” is reduced to as few as 10 hours a day.

    This small change was enough to reduce their risk of developing metabolic syndrome or actually reversing it.

    Freedom Health News has been alerting its readers to the dangers of metabolic syndrome and how it increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and even Alzheimer’s Disease.

    Basically, metabolic syndrome is a name for a cluster of dangerous markers:

    Waist Size – Over 40” for men, and 35” for women

    High Triglycerides – 150 mg per ML

    High Blood Pressure – blood pressure of 130/85 mm Hg or greater

    High Blood Sugar – 100 mg/dL or higher fasted

    Three or more of these puts you at very high risk.

    This is not something you should ignore, and it is so common that nearly half of those over 60 have it.

    The question is what you do about it.

    There has been a great deal of hype around fasting and interment fasting.  Many health claims have been made, but this new study published in the December issue of Cell Metabolism has now shown that intermittent fasting can indeed stop metabolic syndrome.

    There really is no pill that can do what reducing your feeding window to 10 hours a day can do to help improve your health and reduce your risk of a host of horrible conditions.

    Dr. Pam Taub’s team at the University of California at San Diego Medical School wanted to put these claims to a rigorous scientific trial.

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    All 19 participants in the study had metabolic syndrome and agreed to only eat during a 10-hour period every day.  They did not reduce their calories or change their diet.  They just didn’t eat 14 hours every day.

    Some skipped breakfast, some ate dinner earlier.

    The results were spectacularly quick.  Participants noted they were sleeping better and had more energy.

    In just three months, the participants had an average weight loss of 3% and a 3% reduction in the fat in their mid-section.

    Again, this was not with some drug, or exercise regiment, or eating only celery, but just eating what they always ate, but most skipped breakfast and waited a few hours longer before they ate in the morning.

    If Big Pharma could put those results in a pill, everyone would be talking about it.

    So, if you need a New Year’s resolution, try for the next three months to keep your feeding window to 10 hours a day and see if you can lose those extra pounds and get a trimmer waist.