Intermittent Fasting May Not Be the Diet for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Jul 21, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Zahra Hashemy, PharmD. Candidate, USF Taneja College of Pharmacy
Intermittent fasting may help reduce body fat, but how safe is it in a patient with type 2 diabetes?
Intermittent fasting has become very popular. It includes various nutritional behaviors that allow a break of food consumption for extended periods that could range from hours to a full day on a regular intermittent schedule. Compared to caloric restriction, intermittent fasting had similar positive effects on blood pressure, cognitive function, cholesterol levels, inflammation, and weight. Maintaining an intermittent fast can be challenging and hard to sustain, as shown in a study with "attrition rates of 27% to 40%" in their intermittent fasting groups....
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