By Trimwell, February 13, 2022
In a recent review, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of intermittent fasting for weight loss. Inconsistencies and biases affected the results. They graded the studies as high, moderate, or low quality. The research suggests a relationship between intermittent fasting and weight loss. It is associated with lower BMI, improved blood glucose levels, and decreased blood pressure. The 5:2 diet, however, did not lead to weight loss in overweight people. There are a number of reasons for this.
The fasting group lost about two pounds, which was more than half of the weight loss of the control group. While the difference between the two groups was not statistically significant, the loss of lean mass in the fasting group was larger. Additionally, 65 percent of the fasting group’s weight was from lean tissue, which was higher than the normal loss rate. Although the results from intermittent fat-burning diets may be beneficial, the risks are not well understood.
The results of the research have shown that intermittent fasting regimens can lead to clinically significant weight loss and improve metabolic health in obese individuals. The researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago reviewed more than 30 studies and concluded that each type of fasting produced moderate to modest weight loss, ranging from one percent to eight percent of baseline weight. The researchers found that fasting regimes may reduce blood pressure, insulin resistance, cholesterol levels, and the gut microbiome.
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