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Nutrition and Metabolism

The effectiveness of ‘fasting diets’

60 per cent of the Australian population is classified overweight or obese. This significantly increases the risk of health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The implications of being overweight or obese

Being overweight or obese can cause many significant health problems, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Could intermittent fasting be the solution to improved health outcomes and weight loss?

Daily dieting can be difficult to maintain in the long-term.

Associate Professor Heilbronn and her team are examining the effectiveness of fasting diets (eating on some days and not on others), and whether they result in better health than daily calorie restrictive diets in overweight and obese women.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Associate Professor Leonie Heilbronn is affiliated with the University of Adelaide.

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