Fasting aids in preventing strokes from ever happening by simply increasing the protection of neurons and increasing neuronal breakdown by provoking the body to increase the amount of BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) it releases.
Fasting will cause a significant decrease in the releasement of inflammatory mediators, thus decreasing the chances of damage to blood vessels.
Additionally, it decreases the chances of damaging the cerebrovascular- both of which are leading causes of strokes.
For more on BDNF click here: BDNF And Its Effect On The Brain
- Davidson, John, and Muhammad Usman. Amazing Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting. JD-Biz Corp Publishing, 2013. Print.