Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults.

  title={Short-term modified alternate-day fasting: a novel dietary strategy for weight loss and cardioprotection in obese adults.},
  author={K. Varady and S. Bhutani and E. C. Church and M. Klempel},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={90 5},
BACKGROUND The ability of modified alternate-day fasting (ADF; ie, consuming 25% of energy needs on the fast day and ad libitum food intake on the following day) to facilitate weight loss and lower vascular disease risk in obese individuals remains unknown. [...] Key MethodDESIGN Sixteen obese subjects (12 women, 4 men) completed a 10-wk trial, which consisted of 3 phases: 1) a 2-wk control phase, 2) a 4-wk weight loss/ADF controlled food intake phase, and 3) a 4-wk weight loss/ADF self-selected food intake…Expand
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