- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Biology; Neuroscience; Vagus Nerve; Neural Circuitry
The effect of fasting on vagal nerve activity
Fasting (i.e. intermittent fasting) has been shown to have many beneficial outcomes for one's health, one of which is a reduction of inflammation. The vagus nerve has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. How does fasting reduce inflammation in the body? Is there a connection between fasting and increased vagus nerve activity?