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Intermittent fasting as an effective means for weight loss

After reading The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, nephrologist and founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto, I became interested in seeing the clinical studies on intermittent fasting, a key proposed solution towards weight loss in the book. In this board, I am largely focused on the effectiveness of intermittent fasting in helping individuals burn fat and keep off obesity in the long run (more than 5 years). Secondarily, I want to examine any ill-effects of intermittent fasting. Studies should focus on comparing against the best known alternatives for weight loss like calorie counting and exercise, switching to low carb diets, or other regiments. Studies may also examine fasting to reduce insulin resistance, another key component of The Obesity Code.
William Fan, Founder of Project Credo
asked 1/15/2018, updated 1/29/2018
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