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Obes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug;10(4):476-80. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2015.08.020. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Determinants of weight loss success with alternate day fasting.

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1
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1919 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address: varady@uic.edu.
2
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1919 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

This study examined what characteristics predict weight loss success with alternate day fasting (ADF). Four 8-week trials of ADF (n=121) were included in the analysis. Subjects aged 50-59 y achieved greater (P=0.01) weight loss than other age groups. Males and females achieved similar weight loss. Caucasian subjects achieved greater (P=0.03) weight loss than other races. Baseline body weight and baseline BMI did not predict degree of weight loss achieved with the diet. These findings may help clinicians to decide which population groups may benefit most from an ADF approach.

KEYWORDS:

Body weight; Demographics; Determinants; Obese adults; Weight loss success

PMID:
26385599
DOI:
10.1016/j.orcp.2015.08.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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