Alternate-day fasting in nonobese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism.

08 Jan 2005Heilbronn LK, Smith SR, Martin CK, Anton SD, Ravussin E.

Alternate-day fasting was feasible in nonobese subjects, and fat oxidation increased. However, hunger on fasting days did not decrease, perhaps indicating the unlikelihood of continuing this diet for extended periods of time

Cohort Study
4 effects
22 days
6 subjects

Reported Outcomes

DeterminantsOutcomeDetails

Fasting Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Fasting
Nutrition

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-2.5%

Fasting Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Fasting
Nutrition

Hyperinsulinemia Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Hyperinsulinemia
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-57.0%

Fasting Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Risk Factor Fasting
Nutrition

Fat Oxidation Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Fat Oxidation
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-5.0%

Fasting Nutrition risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Fasting
Nutrition

Appetite Digestive outcome
Minor increase risk of Appetite
Digestive system

Moderate evidence
30.0%