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How common is fasting?

Fasting is a very common spiritual practice for many different belief systems and religions. However, it is not a very common weight loss method. In fact, many doctors do not recommend fasting for weight loss, except in exceptional or extreme cases.

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How is metabolic therapy related to fasting?
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How does fasting produce intestinal starvation?
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