It is known that interval fasting, the renunciation of food within a certain time window, the sensitivity for Insulin and the development of a fatty liver protects. Scientists of the German Institute for nutritional research in Potsdam-Rehbrücke have now discovered, in a study with mice, that interval could fasting also protect against Diabetes.
The researchers describe in the journal Metabolism that obese mice, which are prone to Diabetes, have a high accumulation of fat cells in the pancreas. Mice, despite being Overweight due to their genes against Diabetes-resistant, on the other hand had hardly any fat in the pancreas. Interval fasting could help against this fat storage is that mice, which were prone to Diabetes and every second day, no food were given, were able to eat on the other days, however, at your discretion, had little fat in their pancreas.
The team of researchers was able to show, moreover, that the fat cells can impair the function of the pancreas: you withdrawals from the pancreas of mice fat cells and insulin producing cells, and cultured them together. It was then in an increased formation of Insulin. Professor Annette Schürmann, German Institute for nutrition research says: "We suspect that the increased insulin secretion leads to insulin are exhausted at the end of the cells of Diabetes-prone animals faster and after some time no longer work. In this way, the fat accumulation could help in the pancreas to the development of type 2 Diabetes."