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Occasional Fasting Could Be Good For Health, But Not Weight Loss04:45

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A new study shows that rats that skip meals live longer and are less likely to develop problems like cancer. Could human's get the same benefit?

WBUR CommonHealth contributor Karen Weintraub explores that question in The Boston Globe. She says occasional fasting has potential to improve health, but warns not to look to it as a weigh loss solution.


  • Karen Weintraub, Commonhealth contributor and Boston Globe health correspondent

This segment aired on March 12, 2012.

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