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Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction

Even slim people may benefit from restricting their calories; reducing daily calorie intake by around 300 per day can significantly improve markers of cardiometabolic health. Restricting our calorie intake may yield signficant benefits regardless of our weight. This is the main takeaway of a randomized controlled trial that lasted for 2 years and included 218… Read More »

Should you try a low calorie diet?

Once considered faddish, mounting research seems to suggest there’s a place for very low calorie diets, not only for weight loss but for added health benefits.  Editor Anna Magee reports Walk through the weight loss aisles of any pharmacy and you will find an array of weight loss shakes, bars and other potions claiming to… Read More »

Intermittent Fasting No Better Than Other Calorie Restriction Diets

Scientists have concluded that intermittent fasting, also referred to as the 5:2 diet or the 16:8 diet, does help with weight loss, but it’s no better than conventional calorie restriction diets for losing weight. An example of an intermittent fasting diet is feasting for 8 hours and then fasting for 16 hours. Some intermittent fasting… Read More »