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Fasting Part C Reading 1

The practice of fasting – abstaining from food and non-water beverages – has been known for years to be an effective non-pharmacological strategy for counteracting some of the most entrenched modern ailments, from cardiovascular disease and cancer to diabetes and diminishing cognition. However, because the evidence for this came mainly from studies in rats and mice, rather than in humans, intermittent fasting remained an interesting, but somewhat fringe field of research and was largely ignored by the medical community. That has changed, however, with the publication of some small but promising investigations showing positive outcomes in human patients.

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  • Question of

    According to the paragraph, the validity of the benefits of fasting / intermittent fasting:

    • Was a matter of silent debate.
    • Is true only for certain animals.
    • Was a closed chapter.
    • Is still outside the purview of the medical community.
  • Question of

    According to the paragraph:

    • The practice of fasting was prevalent in mice and rats.
    • Due to the absence of evidence in human beings, the practice of fasting was not considered effective in the past.
    • Fasting refers to the abstinence of solids and liquids of any kind.
    • Abstaining from food and non-water beverages has been considered effective in certain primates.

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Biju John, author of ByeBle and Maclins, is an English Language Trainer. He has also authored his educational Fiction. All these titles are available on Amazon and Google. You can contact his office on WhatsApp / Telegram number +917510923061

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