- Intermittent fasting involves a regular pattern of eating few or no calories for a fixed period, which can vary from 12 hours every day to 1 or more days each week.
- Some people follow these diets hoping to lose weight, improve their overall health, or both.
- A review of the available evidence suggests that these diets can also reduce or even remove the need for medication in people with type 2 diabetes.
- More research is necessary before doctors can recommend widespread use of the diets for people with the condition.
Written by James Kingsland on December 29, 2021
Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D.
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