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Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease [pdf] (ginecoweb.com)
13 points by lawrenceyan 19 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Here's the part in all these studies that annoys the hell out of me: "Furthermore, clinical studies have focused mainly on overweight young and middle age adults, and we cannot generalize to other age groups the benefits and safety of intermittent fasting that have been observed in these studies."

What I want to know is: for those of us who are already a healthy weight, eat a good diet (low meat, low sugar, low processed foods), and do intense cardiovascular exercise regularly, what are the proven benefits of intermittent fasting? Are there actually any? Most of the studies I read on the topic point to it being a shortcut to health for people who aren't healthy, rather than something that can confer benefits to already-healthy people.

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