New study shows intermittent fasting may not be that effective. Here’s why
A new study has indicated that time restricted eating, popularly known as intermittent fasting, may not be as effective in weight loss and that the diet method is not “more beneficial” than other calorie-based diets. The new study titled ‘Calorie...
A NEW study has indicated that time-restricted eating, popularly known as intermittent fasting, may not be as effective in weight loss and that the diet method is not “more beneficial” than other calorie-based diets.
The new study titled ‘Calorie Restriction with or without Time-Restricted Eating in Weight Loss’ was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, on April 21.
“Among patients with obesity, a regimen of time-restricted eating was not more beneficial with regard to reduction in body weight, body fat, or metabolic risk factors than daily calorie restriction,” the study stated.
The year-long study was conducted on 139 patients with obesity in Guangzhou, China. They were split into two groups, with one group eating only between 8 am and 4 pm with calorie restriction and daily calorie restriction alone, for a period of 12 months.
The study stated that all the participants were instructed to follow a calorie-restricted diet that consisted of 1500 to 1800 kilocalories per day for men and 1200 to 1500 kilocalories per day for women.
At the end of the study, the researchers found that “changes in weight were not significantly different in the two groups at the 12-month assessment.”