Intermittent Fasting: The Risks and Rewards
Slim down. Cure your cancer. Reverse your multiple sclerosis. Prevent heart attacks. Live longer. Reports that intermittent fasting could help with the biggest health concerns facing people in developed countries have inspired millions to take it up. In one survey, 10% of Americans aged 16-34 said they fast intermittently, making it the most popular style of diet for that age group
@chandi As with so many health fads, though, the evidence for intermittent fasting—in which participants drastically restrict energy intake for some part of a day, a week, or a month—lags behind the enthusiasm of the participants. Careful clinical trials have so far shown that intermittent fasting can help people lose weight, but not necessarily better than more conventional diets.