Research review shows intermittent fasting works for weight loss, health changes | UIC Today – UIC Today

Krista Varady, professor of nutrition, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences. (Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC)

According to the analysis published in the Annual Review of Nutrition, all forms of fasting reviewed produced mild to moderate weight loss, 1%-8% from baseline weight, which represents results that are similar to that of more traditional, calorie-restrictive diets. Intermittent fasting regimens may also benefit health by decreasing blood pressure and insulin resistance, and in some cases, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are also lowered. Other health benefits, such as improved appetite regulation and positive changes in the gut microbiome, have also been demonstrated. 


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