This Popular Diet Doesn't Work, Says Study
In the trial, researchers randomly allocated 139 obese individuals to intermittent fasting and calorie limitations.
The restricted-eating group could only eat between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The other group received a daily calorie limit without eating.
The 12-month follow-up was completed by 118 of 139 participants. Average weight reduction was 8.0 kg for time-restriction and 6.3 kg
This indicated that time-restricted eating did not help obese people lose weight, fat, or metabolic risk factors more than daily
The number of unforeseen medical issues throughout the trial was also similar between groups.
This study supports JAMA Internal Medicine findings. Similarly, researchers conducted a randomized clinical experiment
The researchers saw a 1.17% weight loss with time-restricted eating. This was similar to the control group's 0.75% decline.