Viliam Mojto, Anna Gvozdjáková, Jarmila Kucharská, Zuzana Rausová, Mária Kolcunová, Jozef Valuch
Information about therapeutic water only fasting are already found in the BC era. Clinical application of therapeutic water
fasting has a long history. Water fasting was recommend for hypertension, bronchial asthma, obesity, schizophrenia,
the human life extension and in the prevention of cancer. Restriction of caloric intake is associated with longevity,
reduction of oxidative stress and amplification of autophagy. Our study confirmed statistically significant reduction
in blood pressure, weight and lipid peroxidation. We found a reduction in renal function and an increase in uric acid after
water fasting, that returned to their baseline values after recovery diet. Further studies are needed in larger patient
groups that would confirm these findings and the positive effect of water fasting on health in the long term.