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Effects of Orthodox fasting on cardiometabolic risk factors: a comparative evaluation between lay fasters and Athonian monks

Karras Spyridon , Koufakis Theocharis , Petróczi Andrea , Folkerts Dirk , Kypraiou Maria , Grammatiki Maria , Mulrooney Hilda , Naughton Declan , Skoutas Dimitrios , Adamidou Lilian , Zebekakis Pantelis , Kotsa Kalliopi

Background: Orthodox fasting (OF), a periodical vegetarian subset of the Mediterranean diet, has been shown to exert beneficial effects on human health. Athonian fasting is a pescetarian OF variation, where red meat is restricted throughout the year. Previous studies have examined the OF nutritional synthesis and health impact in general population fasters (GF) and Athonian monks (AM), separately. This is the first study to comparatively evaluate the characteristics and effect...