Intermittent fasting: a dietary intervention for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease?

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Intermittent fasting, in which individuals fast on consecutive or alternate days, has been reported to facilitate weight loss and improve cardiovascular risk. This review evaluates the various approaches to intermittent fasting and examines the advantages and limitations for use of this approach in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Volume13
Issue number2
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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  • diet, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, obesity, intermittent fasting, fasting

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