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Is Alternate-day Fasting Beneficial?

Alternate-day fasting offered no advantage over reduced-calorie diets in weight loss.

The obesity epidemic has spawned many novel approaches to weight loss. One such  increasingly popular approach today is alternate-day fasting. A randomized clinical trial of 100 obese, but healthy individuals, divided the participants into alternate-day fasting, daily caloric restriction, and a control group. At the end of one year weight loss in both treatment groups was about 5%, while the control group had a slight weight gain.

PositiveTip: When it comes to weight loss, the bottom-line is to reduce energy intake and increase output via physical activity.