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The bad news: Theres no evidence to show that intermittent fasting can result in more weight loss or superior health metrics compared to plain old continuous caloric restriction, which is simply eating fewer calories for an extended period of time. Plus, nearly all the best studies done to date have used mice, not humans. That can be a big problem; humans are physiologically similar to mice, but they are also different in many important ways.

The evidence is even murkier when you move away from weight loss goals and into broader health ambitions. When it comes to things like diabetes management and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, most trials have observed middle-aged or older people, or those with a chronic metabolic illness, like diabetes, obesity, or some type of heart disease. In general, researchers study healthy people far less often than they do people with a particular disease. One big problem with studying healthy people is that it is much harder to see improvements through a particular treatment regimen (intermittent fasting, for example) since positive changes will be relatively minimal. But the result is that there have not been enough studies done with enough healthy people or for a sufficiently long period of time to show how this pattern of eating could prevent disease.

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is, in its simplest terms, abstaining from eating or drinking for a period of time. By that definition, pretty much all of us practice it; theres a reason we call the first meal of the day breakfast. In fact, looking at the physiological changes that occur from just that overnight fast can tell us why fasting might have a positive benefit on our health. Even fasting overnight, some studies have shown, can reduce concentrations of certain metabolic biomarkers like glucose, insulin, and other hormones. Thats precisely why doctors often force your to fast for eight to 12 hours before a blood test. That abstaining period gives your body time to reach a state where its not influenced by food. The obvious question, then, is whether doing that more often can positively benefit our health.

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