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Pros and cons of intermittent fasting

20-Oct-2017

Key points from article :

Intermittent fasting alternates periods of extreme calorie reduction with normal eating.

All diets work on equation of taking in less food energy than your body burns.

Limited research studies available - but don't show IF being any better.

Very high dropout rate among people assigned to fasting regimen.

There is a danger of indulging in unhealthy dietary habits on non-fasting days.

The study was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Academic

Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Medicine at Harvard University.

Journal

General internal medical and internal medicine subspecialities journal.