endocrinology
Obesity

Intermittent fasting proves effective for adolescent obesity


Intermittent energy restriction (IER), already popular in adults in forms such as the 5:2 diet, may be a useful option in helping obese adolescents manage their weight, Australian research suggests. A study of 12-17 year-olds with a median BMI of 34.9 at The Westmead Children’s Hospital found IER was acceptable to young people and led ...

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