Intermittent Fasting Doubles Your Risk of Dying from a Heart Attack

Recent news reports have claimed that intermittent fasting can lead to cardiovascular death. What’s the truth?


0:00 Introduction: Does fasting cause cardiovascular problems?
1:09 Poor data on intermittent fasting
2:36 Peer-reviewed studies supporting intermittent fasting
4:26 Fasting does not increase cardiovascular risk

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the recent news headlines claiming that fasting can wreak havoc on your cardiovascular system. This information was taken from an abstract (short summary) of an observational study sponsored by the American Heart Association.

The study was based on a 24-hour dietary recall, where participants had to recall everything they ate over a period of time. The author has also conducted observational studies that directly opposed red meat, eggs, and cholesterol.

Credible, peer-reviewed studies have shown numerous benefits of intermittent fasting and show that intermittent fasting actually supports cardiovascular health.

1. A single-blind randomized study examined the long-term effects of time-restricted eating with resistance training over 12 months. Participants saw a significant decrease in body mass, fat mass, and inflammation.

They experienced increased insulin sensitivity and a more balanced lipid profile without adverse effects. Intermittent fasting was deemed safe and effective for improving cardiovascular function.

2. A non-randomized controlled clinical trial for time-restricted feeding and its effect on body composition and cardiovascular risk found that 18 hours of fasting significantly decreased waist circumference and cardiovascular risk.

3. A systematic review of intermittent fasting with cardiometabolic risk factors looked at four randomized controlled trials. The results demonstrated that intermittent fasting significantly reduced body weight, waist circumference, body mass, fat mass, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting insulin levels.

4. One study evaluated a 16-hour fasting eating pattern with an 8-hour eating window on breast cancer survivors for 8 weeks. Results demonstrated a significant decrease in cardiovascular risk.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book "The Healthy Keto Plan" and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you understand the truth about the effects of intermittent fasting on cardiovascular health. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @PsychedelicDude on March 27, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    The news double your risk of heart attack

    • @abnormalmobile2862 on March 27, 2024 at 12:04 pm


    • @EconomicWarfare on March 27, 2024 at 12:06 pm


    • @diane8168 on March 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm

      You know it!!😂

    • @kbez331 on March 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm

      Isn’t that the truth 👍🏼

    • @Crystalchris187 on March 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm


  2. @mahdi7299 on March 27, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    Summary: FASTING GOOD 😇 NEWS BAD 😈

    • @philthyrich1433 on March 27, 2024 at 12:06 pm


    • @GreatMother88 on March 27, 2024 at 12:11 pm

      this news is garbage !..they want US sick

    • @keep.word_grow on March 27, 2024 at 12:13 pm


    • @vkngwmn6636 on March 27, 2024 at 12:17 pm


    • @Farivar313 on March 27, 2024 at 12:27 pm

      It’s better to switch, sometimes fast sometimes not, like one day fast, one day not, or 2 day fast per week

  3. @Crystalchris187 on March 27, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    If mass media news say something like that , we have to do the opposite 😂

    • @thesun8903 on March 27, 2024 at 12:28 pm

      🎯🎯🎯 same thought 💭 😂

    • @trentonjunginger-vm2xi on March 27, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      At this point it’s always do the opposite lol.

    • @timetowakeup6302 on March 27, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      George Costanza did the opposite. It worked out well for him

    • @ronaldomac4918 on March 27, 2024 at 1:08 pm

      Exactly mate…..!

    • @reTUNE8 on March 27, 2024 at 1:08 pm

      And unfortunately, that applies to most other things they say as well. The manipulations have damaged our society for far too long. I’m glad many Dr’s and other professionals are willing to put their careers in line to inform others with alternatives. Thank you!

  4. @jeminawallace6105 on March 27, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    In other words, keep fasting. It’s starting to effect their pockets

    • @SpamMouse on March 27, 2024 at 2:12 pm

      I wondered about that point, I feel the greater factor is that if the masses are keep feeding on low grade foods they will never be able to escape the mental fog that is preventing critical thinking, keep the population stupid.

    • @opchick0597 on March 27, 2024 at 2:34 pm


    • @debraade706 on March 27, 2024 at 2:56 pm

      I agree 💯 that’s all it is when we’re sick they make money

    • @homomorphic on March 27, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      Exactly. The thing that I find disgusting are the “scientists” who will take money from the food industry to do this. It is blood money, because they are literally causing more death and disease with their misinformation.

    • @user-fe5lr9zt3y on March 27, 2024 at 3:08 pm

      So Globalist do not want healthy people because agenda of globe depopulation is not possible with healthy people

  5. @gardenmind4515 on March 27, 2024 at 12:14 pm

    I don’t care what they say. My facts speak for themselves! 10kg lost, blood sugar lowered, cholesterol lowered, heart health improved and have a perfectly healthy liver when last year I had fatty liver. My doctor thinks it’s the meds, which I haven’t been taking. All down to IF. Thanks Dr Berg!

    • @iDTecKt on March 27, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      Why do people like you feel the need to lie lol 😂

    • @CaliDraco on March 27, 2024 at 12:31 pm

      @@iDTecKtnot a lie. I don’t have those issues but intermittent fasting helped me lose 30lbs.

    • @user-vb3lu3lm1c on March 27, 2024 at 12:34 pm


    • @B_1519 on March 27, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      @@CaliDracoAnd fat kills

    • @debrawallace5230 on March 27, 2024 at 12:50 pm

      I’ve lost 45 pounds on it . A1C, BP within normal range. I tried everything the doctors suggested , pills, cut carbs , never worked.

  6. @noniwilliams7029 on March 27, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    Fasting is the BIGGEST enemy of the Pharmaceutical industry.

    • @BainsPummy on March 27, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      Also for Food industries

    • @702thomas on March 27, 2024 at 1:14 pm

      HEALTH is their biggest enemy

    • @Ane127 on March 27, 2024 at 1:21 pm

      Their other enemies include all of the complementary and alternative systems of medicine. The BIGGEST fraud is the conventional medical system.

    • @Lordimreadynow on March 27, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      YES YES!!!

    • @creat616 on March 27, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      yeah 😂😂

  7. @nurdan2084 on March 27, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    As a Muslim I have never heard of anyone dying from a heart attack during Ramadan.

    • @uraharakisuke39 on March 27, 2024 at 1:01 pm

      yes, this is a sarcastic title though, fasting is really good for you when did correctly :)) this video is also supporting that topic.

    • @enmodelife on March 27, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      Exactly! I was just thinking this too!

    • @elisaa1620 on March 27, 2024 at 1:21 pm

      Never !!

    • @deshawndac4163 on March 27, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      Because they don’t 😂

    • @euhdink4501 on March 27, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      Right, but, many people die every year because of ramdamdam.

  8. @harveystig9704 on March 27, 2024 at 12:39 pm

    Big pharma board meeting, “People are getting healthy by simply not eating frequently! How do we fix this?”, “Let’s put out a “study” that tells them to eat more often or die!”
    It came out in the local news too. Thank you so much for debunking the misinformation.

    • @pneumaticsreviews on March 27, 2024 at 1:16 pm

      That’s the truth

    • @euhdink4501 on March 27, 2024 at 1:32 pm

      And this propaganda doesn’t only appear in the US. The world is very much bigger than the US alone.

    • @kalabalik4166 on March 27, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      Not the first time they do this. And they don’t even have to lie they just make a lousy study.

    • @eduhaile5853 on March 27, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      Well said

    • @kmcgurt23 on March 27, 2024 at 3:11 pm

      If they practice intermittent fasting, they wont need our wonderful ozempic… And we can’t have that.

  9. @MHPloni-kl5ec on March 27, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    “Not listening to us is bad for your health!”
    — the corporate media

    • @user-fe5lr9zt3y on March 27, 2024 at 3:08 pm

      So Globalist do not want healthy people because agenda of globe depopulation is not possible with healthy people

  10. @Pooby1000 on March 27, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    I still hear “Fasting will put your body in a starvation mode, and when you eat again it will store it all as fat.” Strange that fasting made me leaner than ever.

    • @lindajames7759 on March 27, 2024 at 3:05 pm

      Me too ❤

    • @provost5752 on March 27, 2024 at 3:36 pm

      It will take years to undo peoples ignorance of fasting. They’ve been brainwashed to think you need to be shoveling food down your throat 24/7 or you’ll die. Thank God it’s starting to catch on.

    • @YOUR-WORD-IS-YOUR-BOND on March 27, 2024 at 3:39 pm


    • @sstills951 on March 27, 2024 at 3:57 pm

      How many hours did you allow yourself to eat?

    • @allison471 on March 27, 2024 at 4:02 pm

      ​@@sstills951I personally, do a 6 to 8 hour eating window. Works for me, lost 60 pounds doing this & OMAD 😊❤

  11. @DonniePCgames on March 27, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    I have been intermittent fasting for the last year. I’ve been on PPI’s for 15 years. I just quit them 6 days ago. My doctor has been lying to me. I quit flonase 4 days ago. I’m taking the jump and getting off of meds. It’s going way better than I expected so far. Thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @loripiontek on March 27, 2024 at 10:28 pm

      The ‘jump’ is what they don’t want you to do. Don’t tell them. Check your own BP.

    • @DnBDubstepOfficial on March 27, 2024 at 10:47 pm

      Well done! I’m also on PPIs and I can’t wait to get off them. Currently doing one meal a day, determined to heal myself

    • @DonniePCgames on March 27, 2024 at 11:24 pm

      @@DnBDubstepOfficial I quit completely one day, then took slippery elm for one day then the third day I took half of a PPI pill and it’s been 6 days since then. I’ve had some minor gas issues and withdrawals from the medicine but the issue is getting better so far.

    • @sarahjaye4117 on March 27, 2024 at 11:36 pm

      Did flonase mess you up? It used to help me a little but it just freaks me out now so I quit after a few days

    • @DonniePCgames on March 27, 2024 at 11:46 pm

      @@sarahjaye4117 In 2016 I was diagnosed with severe allergies. I had one of those tests where they poke you with 100 needles. I was told I was allergic to 2 types of grass and 4 types of trees that grow in this area. The doctor wanted to put me on steriods and give me immunotherapy shots but they said I would have to do it every week for potentially a couple of years and it MIGHT work, meanwhile I would have had to take heavy amounts of steroids every time I went for the shots. I felt this was too dangerous so the Doctor advised that I take Zyrtec and Flonase daily (I took generic for Flonase). I took the allergy meds every day for eight straight years. I started changing my diet this year. Really making big changes overall, so I decided to start cutting out all medications including the omeprazole. I am off 2 out of 3 meds so far but still dealing with withdrawal symptoms. I am dropping the Zyrtec next. As for Flonase withdrawal I’m mostly dealing with some minor itchy feeling on my skin and I am having some fatigue that lasts about half the day. I should be clear of symptoms of the omeprazole withdrawal within two weeks and the flonase within 7 days

  12. @carrier7399 on March 27, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    I’m 73, and I have been intermittent fasting for over 50 years, and I’m healthy, fit and strong!

    • @annetteaughney9182 on March 28, 2024 at 5:54 pm

      Fantastic! Love to hear this👍

  13. @dcfour444life on March 27, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    Been doing 19 hr fasts for the last 6 months,and 3 day fasts every other month…….
    And I’ll keep doing it

    • @-.Steven on March 28, 2024 at 3:07 am

      Great for you! Congratulations! ❤

  14. @1thru99com on March 27, 2024 at 10:04 pm

    The realest people in the world will always try to clean up a mistake. I don’t believe in calling anyone out. I am not a Dr. I am a lawyer. However the fact that this man is addressing this is issue is a 5***** thumbs up for me! Thanks Dr. Berg for being one of the few!

  15. @AnwarHussain-uc6vk on March 27, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    As a Muslim we fast every year once a month in the month of Ramadan….it truly is very beneficial for the health body and mind and soul

    • @ericacrider2825 on March 28, 2024 at 1:14 am

      Yes! Exactly! Great point!

    • @user-po3ck5cs8e on March 28, 2024 at 2:22 am

      This! Thank you for this!

    • @ansgaar on March 28, 2024 at 2:56 pm

      Look up the total amount of food muslims eat during ramadan. I wouldnt call that ”fasting”

    • @agnieszkapeesz9830 on March 28, 2024 at 6:13 pm

      its time of Ramadan now, yes? I start my 3 day fast from Saturday – Monday

    • @anverk on March 28, 2024 at 6:53 pm

      Not once a month but 30 days a month and then another 6 days in Shawaal.
      I usually lose about 4 to 5kg during this period but 10 months later it’s all back.

  16. @LogezFXAuUsD on March 27, 2024 at 10:40 pm

    Hands up if you HATE the media and love this channel because it’s authentic and honest

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  17. @icareaboutyourhealth on March 27, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    Jesus fasted for 40 days. Enough said. Just shows how powerful fasting is. Fasting got rid of my tinnitus. I’m so grateful!

    • @mariatolich4056 on March 27, 2024 at 11:17 pm

      Yep. He also said that certain demons leave only through fasting and prayer 🙏✝️♥️

    • @macrum2472 on March 27, 2024 at 11:28 pm

      Absolutely, Jesus could’ve fasted 40
      Days to kill possible cancer? Guy tenenbaum fasted 45 days and beat stage 4 cancer

    • @MARSHALL247365 on March 27, 2024 at 11:40 pm

      so God Fasted is what your saying?

    • @yeshuad6073 on March 27, 2024 at 11:49 pm

      Bless You 🙏💕

    • @macrum2472 on March 27, 2024 at 11:50 pm

      @@MARSHALL247365 yes Jesus (God) fasted for 40 days

  18. @yeshuad6073 on March 27, 2024 at 11:47 pm

    It’s okay Dr. Eric Berg… Thanks to YOU and Jason Fung’s videos that I found February 2022… I have lost 60 lbs in two years. I have watched your videos mostly. Almost daily. Thanks for the TRUTH and being brave to speak it. ❤️

  19. @lindsay8845 on March 28, 2024 at 1:26 am

    Am a nurse who regularly works on cardiology wards and never met a cardio patient who did I.F. lots of overweight drivers, bad diet, alcohol excess, smokers and no exercise.

    • @PatRisberg on March 28, 2024 at 4:04 pm

      Exactly, I learned about risk factors and sociopsychological risk factors AFTER two myocardial infarctions. I’m totally OK now.

  20. @truthseeker3031 on March 28, 2024 at 1:57 am

    Over 30 years ago, I stopped eating breakfast, only a light lunch (if any), then ate most of my food at one time in the evening. I lost between 5 to 10 lbs (went from 120+ lbs. to ~ 110 to 115 lbs.), and have kept it off for all of this time (I’m even lower weight now). From you, a few years ago, I realized that I was “intermittent fasting” without knowing it. I am a healthy, senior citizen who loves to dance and stay active without any CV or knowable health problems.

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