As per available reports about 200 journals, 146 Conferences, 300 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to FASTING and about 96608 articles are being published on the current trends in FASTING. In terms of research annually, USA, India, Japan, Brazil and Canada are some of the leading countries where maximum studies related to FASTING are being carried out. As reported in journal of fasting and health article, Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a single day (24 hours), or several days. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, limiting particular foods or substances. The fast may also be intermittent in nature. Fasting practices may preclude sexual intercourse and other activities as well as food.
In a physiological context, fasting may refer to (1) the metabolic status of a person who has not eaten overnight, and (2) to the metabolic state achieved after complete digestionand absorption of a meal. Several metabolic adjustments occur during fasting, and some diagnostic tests are used to determine a fasting state. For example, a person is assumed to be fasting after 8-12 hours from their last meal. Metabolic changes toward the fasting state begin after absorption of a meal (typically 3-5 hours after a meal); "post-absorptive state" is synonymous with this usage, in contrast to the "post-prandial" state of ongoing digestion. A diagnostic fast refers to prolonged fasting (from 8-72 hours depending on age) conducted under observation for investigation of a problem, usually hypoglycemia. Finally, extended fasting has been recommended as therapy for various conditions by health professionals of many cultures, throughout history, from ancient to modern. Fasting is also a part of many religious observances.
The Journal of FASTING & Bioinformatics is an academic journal-hosted by OMICS International-a pioneer in open access publishing–and is listed among the top 10 journals in FASTING. Each year research scientists have noticed a rise in the number of congresses being held in this field. The Journal of FASTING & Bioinformatics provides a unique platform to researchers and scientist to explore the advanced and latest research developments in the field of FASTING and bioinformatics, thus bridging the gap between researchers and young scientists.
OMICS Group hosts over 700 leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organize over 1000 International Conferences annually all over the world. OMICS International journals have over 15 million readers and the fame and success of the same can be attributed to the strong editorial board which contains over 40000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, quality and quick review process. OMICS Group signed an agreement with more than 500 International Societies to make healthcare information Open Access.
List of major FASTING and related journals
METABOLISM - Metabolism-clinical and Experimental
MED PHYS - Medical Physics
MAGN RESON MED - Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
PFLUGERS ARCH-EUR J PHYSIOL - Pflugers Archiv-european Journal of Physiology
BRAIN RES - Brain Research
J CLIN ENDOCRINOL METAB - Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
MED SCI SPORT EXERCISE - Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Organisations working on fasting:
National Institutes of Health, United States
University of California Los Angeles
University College London
University of Washington
University of California San Francisco
University of Toronto