Alternate-Day Fasting Poses No Threat to Bone Health
Alternate-day fasting, in which people restrict intake to 500 calories one day and eat whatever they want the next, results in successful weight loss with no adverse effects on bone health, according to new research. Nice reductions in heart disease risk parameters, like LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases in HDL cholesterol have been demonstrated. There were no changes in lean mass, circulating osteocalcin, circulating bone alkaline phosphatase, total bone mineral density, or C-terminal telopeptide type 1 collagen in the three groups. There are some really interesting differences between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women with the alternate-day fasting diet.
@poli Postmenopausal women do way better on it. They lost twice the amount of weight as the premenopausal women. It could be that most postmenopausal women just know what kind of diet works for them at that age in their life, and that younger women are still experimenting with different diets.