In 10 seconds? Researchers have found that intermittent fasting – a method used by many to lose weight – has made lab mice sharper thinkers – at least in finding an escape route in a maze test. But does it translate to humans?

I heard that fasting makes you more focused? Well, many people believe so. San Francisco-based biohacking and 'cognitive modulation' firm HVMN got into the news a few years ago because the whole team engaged in regular intermittent fasting (IF), saying their most productive day was when they didn’t eat at all and that they felt “clarity and calmness”.

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