Improve Athletic Performance with Fasting

2020-09-10T14:38:11+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

We know that fasting can turn on good genes and turn off bad genes, like those linked to liver, breast, lung, colon and brain cancer. So I wondered whether fasting could have the same effect on genes that promote athletic performance. The answer I got was yes, fasting can improve athletic performance!  A study on Russian elite endurance athletes found the group of athletes had an increased frequency of the UCP3 (mitochondrial uncoupling protein 3) gene compared to a control group. Simply put, more UCP3 equated to better athletic performance.  They found that two types of fasting could activate the gene expression of UCP3 independent of genes necessary for lipid transport and oxidation in skeletal muscle. Specifically, it found