A new study this week showed that intermittent fasting may not live up to the hype it has garnered in recent years. The results prompted the lead author to quit the practice, which he’s been following for more six years, and rethink recommending it to patients.
Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, had been interested in intermittent fasting since promising research about the topic emerged in 2013.
Within a year, he was trying it himself, limiting calorie intake to between noon and 8 p.m. each day. While he found it to be personally beneficial, there was little data yet of how well it worked in humans, prompting Weiss to initiate a clinical trial.
Excerpted from Insider