Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Work, and It May Have Potential Downside Effect. Really?
If you’re an intermittent fasting/time-restricted feeding enthusiast or proponent, you may have heard about a recent study that took the health and fitness industry by surprise.
The internet was flooded with headlines like this one from the New York Times: “A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting — A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.”
And this one from Insider “A doctor who has been intermittent fasting for years said he quit because his new study showed it has little benefit for health or weight loss.”
In case you haven’t seen or read any of the articles, the discussion was about the TREAT trial study that was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The TREAT trial was a randomised controlled trial that looked at the efficacy and effectiveness of time-restricted feeding (TRF) on weight loss (the primary outcome) and metabolic health (the secondary outcome).keep reading