5/2, ADF, and eTRF: place your bets!

Three studies. Predicted effects on body composition & glucose tolerance?

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5/2 (Panizza et al., 2019): this is a form of intermittent fasting (IF). Two consecutive days you eat 70% less than usual; the other five days you eat at maintenance. It’s not ‘ad lib;’ there’s some calorie counting involved.

This study design was a little odd, but it’s cool that it came out around the same time as the other two (ADF & new eTRF) so we can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

Is it fair to compare 5/2, higher protein, lower carb, Mediterranean diet to a lower protein, higher carb DASH diet? Predicted effects on body composition?

And I even say some nice things about fasting 🙂


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