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



  1. Davidson, John, and Muhammad Usman.  Amazing Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting.  JD-Biz Corp Publishing, 2013. Print.