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ÄGHE – International Fasting Congress

Claudia Prahtel - 29/04/2022 - 0 comments


International Fasting Congress

The Medical Association for Fasting and Nutrition (ÄGHE) is a non-profit organization with around 200 members. It was founded in 1986 in Überlingen by doctors at Buchinger Wilhelmi clinic under Dr. Heinz Fahrner and at Kurpark clinic under Dr. Hellmut Lützner. One of the objectives and tasks of the ÄGHE is to scientifically document therapeutic fasting. To this end, the society organises training conventions as well as an international scientific congress every two years.

The next International Fasting Congress will be held in Berlin on 24 and 25 June 2023 on the topic of “FASTING – between Therapy, Diet and Digital Health”.

That was the 2022 Fasting Congress

The International Lenten Congress 2022 took place in Überlingen under the title “Transforming through fasting”. We have created a playlist with videos of the lectures for you.

The lectures from 2022


Prof. Miriam Bredella, MD, Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School,  Vice Chair, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital 

“Effect of Fasting on Human Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue”


Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo, MD, PhD | Head of the Scientific Department of the Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinics, Überlingen, Germany & Franziska Grundler, MSc | Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Klinik Buchinger Wilhelmi, Überlingen

“Benefits of Buchinger Wilhelmi Long-term Fasting”


Prof. Demetrios Kouretas | Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly, Larissa (Greece) 

The Benefits of Fasting on Oxidative Stress”


Eva Lischka, MD, PhD | 1 Chairperson of the ÄGHE, Physician of the Buchinger Wilhelmi Clinic, Überlingen, Germany

“Case reports”


Robin Mesnage, PhD | Research associate, King‘s College, London

“Health Implications of the Gut Microbiome Remodelling Caused by Long-term Fasting”


Etienne Hanslian, PhD | Klinische Naturheilkunde, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin und Immanuel Krankenhaus, Abt. f. Naturheilkunde, Berlin-Wannsee, Germany

Report on Recent Fasting Studies”


Prof. Massimiliano Ruscica | Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

“Changes in Lipid Metabolism During Long-term Fasting”


Magalie Viallon, PhD I MR Physicist, CREATIS and
Prof. Lyon Pierre Croisille, MD, PhD I Professor of Radiology, Chairman Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, University of Lyon. Deputy Director, CREATIS Research Lab, Lyon, France

“First outcomes of MRI Study on Long-term Fasting”