Fasting Mimicking Diet Protocol (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption A diagram of the fasting mimicking diet (FMD) protocol developed by the scientists, which retains the health benefits of prolonged fasting. In mice, FMD improved metabolism and cognitive function, decreased bone loss and cancer incidence, and extended longevity. In humans, three monthly cycles of a 5-day FMD reduced multiple risk factors of aging. Credit Courtesy of Valter Longo/Cell Metabolism 2015 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.