Effects of Short-term Starvation on Relief of 'Brain Fatigue' and Its Application for Obesity

Author: Fujino Takehiko//Tsutsu Koichiro//Kanaya Shozo//Kaji Yoshikazu////
Institute of Health Science, Kyushu Univ. (Fukuoka, Japan)//Health C&C Center (Fukuoka, Japan)//1st Dept. of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu Univ. (Fukuoka, Japan)//Sata Hospital, Clinic for Cardiovascular Disease and Hemodialysis (Fukuoka, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1998
Other: Volume ID: 16 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 284-287 , Word Count: 146

Applying 'brain fatigue,' anew hypothesis for the onset of the disease and 'Brain Oriented Oneself Care System (BOOCS)', a hypothesis for treatment, the effect in terms of weight reduction for 26 obese subjects was investigated. In addition, by making the initial 3 days of treatment a starvation period, the extent to which 'brain fatigue' was alleviated by BOOCS, was enhanced. After one month of treatment body weight, body mass index (BMI) and percentage of fat fell significantly (p<0.01) with reductions of 3.6 kg, 1.3 and 2.2% respectively. In addition triglyceride fell by 28.9 mg/dl (p<0.05). No significant changes in other indexes were observed, and none of the indexes showed a negative change. Most subjects reported a sense of reduced fatigue, and a sense that once again they had a healthy appetite. These results indicate that by incorporation short-term starvation procedure into BOOCS, 'Brain fatigue' is easily relieved.