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Are water only fasts healthy? Can they cause headaches or other medical problems?

I have been using the below fasting protocol that I'd like to use for intermittent fasting - Fast duration - Sunday night (10-11pm) to Tuesday morning (4:30am) Consumed during fast - Only water (2-...
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Does intermittent fasting increase or decrease the odds of getting gallstones, assuming a healthy diet?

I have read some webpages mentioning that intermittent fasting increases the odds of getting gallstones. E.g., https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/gallstones: As the body ...
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Does intermittent fasting (without calorie reduction/increase) cause an increase in cortisol levels?

I read on https://amp.businessinsider.com/signs-intermittent-fasting-unsafe-unhealthy-2019-7: Rumsey said depriving yourself of food for an extended period of time can increase levels of cortisol, ...