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World’s largest Fasting Study

In this episode of our Podcast, Dr Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo speaks about the world’s largest scientific study on the effects of Buchinger therapeutic fasting carried out at the fasting clinic Buchinger Wilhelmi.

The study has been published in 2019. It was conducted by a team led by Dr Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo in cooperation with Prof. Andreas Michalsen from Charité University Hospital in Berlin.

The study collected and evaluated data from 1,422 subjects (41 % male, 59 % female), who completed the Buchinger Wilhelmi fasting programme over a period of 5, 10, 15 or 20 days in 2016. Under the title “Safety, health improvement and well-being during a 4 to 21-day fasting period in an observational study including 1422 subjects”, the study shows that Buchinger therapeutic fasting is safe and therapeutically effective. It also promotes emotional and physical well-being.

The results of the study were published online on January 2, 2019 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE.

To the results:

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