Intermittent Fasting Aids Weight Loss and Blood Glucose Management
Intermittent fasting, an eating pattern in which you eat only during certain windows of time, may help you lose weight and manage your blood glucose. Researchers reviewed 12 previously published studies on intermittent fasting, with a total of 545 adults (none had diabetes). The fasting routines varied. In one study, for example, participants fasted one to two days a week; in another, participants ate only between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Averaging the results of the studies, the researchers found that those on the fasting diets dropped nearly one point of their body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height), a significant weight-loss achievement. Their fasting blood glucose levels also fell. Talk to your doctor before you try such a diet to be sure the plan you pick won’t interfere with your medication or cause concerning drops in blood glucose. Go here for more on fasting with diabetes.
SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Medicine, Oct. 9, 2019