Alternate Day Fasting Not So Great

Alternate day fasting has been suggested as a methodology of calorie restriction - but the scientific jury is still out as to whether it's any better or worse than the standard practice of simply limiting calories every day. Reuters reports that human subjects don't seem to like alternate day fasting all that much - which should be taken to be just as anecdotal as my observation that Calorie Restriction Society members seem to have few problems enjoying their diets. The lesson to take away here is that calorie restriction is proven to provide numerous health benefits and is likely to extend your healthy life span to some degree. The animal life span studies are certainly just as compelling as the human health studies performed to date.

Link: http://olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7500874

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