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Is intermittent fasting or calorie restriction better for weight loss?

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How do intermittent fasting and calorie restriction for weight loss compare? Westend61/Getty Images
  • A study has investigated how intermittent fasting compares with calorie restriction to reduce weight.
  • The results suggest that intermittent fasting is no better than calorie restriction for weight loss and is actually less effective in reducing body fat content.
  • The researchers say that including physical activity as part of an intermittent fasting diet could optimize weight loss.

Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for diets that restrict food intake to certain time windows. These diets can include fasting for several hours, or even days,

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