Fasting | Wikipedia audio article

Fasting | Wikipedia audio article

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00:01:17 1 Health effects
00:01:26 1.1 Medical application
00:02:11 1.2 Cancer
00:02:26 1.3 Mental health
00:02:44 1.4 Weight loss
00:03:04 2 Other effects
00:03:22 3 Political application
00:05:01 4 Religious views
00:05:11 4.1 Bahá’í faith
00:06:49 4.2 Buddhism
00:09:30 4.3 Christianity
00:11:07 4.3.1 Roman Catholicism
00:14:05 4.3.2 Anglicanism
00:17:05 4.3.3 Eastern Orthodoxy
00:18:32 Fast days
00:19:24 Rules
00:21:51 Fast-free days
00:22:34 4.3.4 Methodism
00:25:06 4.3.5 Oriental Orthodox
00:30:03 4.3.6 Church of the East
00:31:10 4.3.7 Lutheran
00:32:48 4.3.8 Reformed
00:35:10 4.3.9 Pentecostalism
00:36:43 4.3.10 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
00:38:44 4.4 Hinduism
00:45:23 4.4.1 Vaishnavism
00:45:52 4.5 Islam
00:47:12 4.5.1 Ramadan
00:49:07 4.5.2 Sunna days
00:50:02 4.5.3 Forbidden days
00:50:35 4.6 Jainism
00:50:51 4.7 Judaism
00:55:16 4.8 Sikhism
00:58:05 4.9 Taoism
00:58:52 4.10 Yoga
00:59:26 4.11 Japanese history
01:00:32 5 In alternative medicine

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“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
– Socrates

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period. Other fasts may be partially restrictive, limiting only particular foods or substances, or be intermittent.
In a physiological context, fasting may refer to the metabolic status of a person who has not eaten overnight, or to the metabolic state achieved after complete digestion and absorption of a meal. Several metabolic adjustments occur during fasting. Some diagnostic tests are used to determine a fasting state. For example, a person is assumed to be fasting once 8–12 hours have elapsed since the last meal. Metabolic changes of the fasting state begin after absorption of a meal (typically 3–5 hours after eating).
A diagnostic fast refers to prolonged fasting from 8–72 hours (depending on age) conducted under observation to facilitate the investigation of a health complication, usually hypoglycemia. Many people may also fast as part of a medical procedure or a check-up, such as preceding a colonoscopy or surgery. Fasting may also be part of a religious ritual.