I am observing fast on Ekadasi days. I hear that fasting will cut short the life of man. Is it a fact?

Certainly not. By fasting, the body, mind, Prana and nerves will be renovated, vivified.
All the impurities will be destroyed. One can develop easily Sattvic qualities. The mind
becomes calm and peaceful. All the diseases can be destroyed by fasting. If a glutton takes to
fasting, he will find it difficult. A man of Mitahara will take great pleasure in fasting. He can
live for a longer period. Constant fasts for long periods should be avoided. Gradual practice is
necessary. In the beginning, obs… http://bit.ly/77jDmd