Intermittent fasting leads to weight loss, not improved health

New research published in Aging Biology finds weight loss experienced by people on intermittent fasting diets, such as the popular 5:2 diet, does not bring the same health benefits as other weight loss programs.

Intermittent fasting, such as the 5:2 diet has surged in popularity in recent years as a way to lose weight and improve health.

However, new research published in the prestigious journal Aging Biology has found while these diets involving intermittent fasting could potentially help people lose weight, they lack the beneficial health effects of other forms of weight loss such as improved insulin resistance and reduced inflammation.

“There have been a lot of claims that these diets are associated with other benefits alongside weight loss, including increased health and longevity,” says Professor Fontana, the Leonard P. Ullman Chair in Translational Metabolic Health at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Medicine and Health.


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2 responses to “Intermittent fasting leads to weight loss, not improved health

  1. [intent]Here’s a positive comment:[/intent]

    This is an interesting study highlighting the importance of nutrient balance in diets. It’s great to see research being done to better understand the effects of weight loss on the body.
    Eva Jones

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