Does Alternate Day Fasting Lead To Better Weight Control?

This JAMA study evaluates alternate day fasting as a means to better weight control and metabolic health.  The conclusion:

“Alternate-day fasting did not produce superior adherence, weight loss, weight maintenance, or cardioprotection vs daily calorie restriction.”

Trepanowski JF, Kroeger CM, Barnosky A, Klempel MC, Bhutani S, Hoddy KK, Gabel K, Freels S, Rigdon J, Rood J, Ravussin E, Varady KA. Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese AdultsA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):930-938. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0936

Physical Exercise At Various Tempos Useful For Improving Physical Fitness

Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.

Benefits of a regular vs irregular rhythm-based training programme on physical fitness and motor skills in obese girls.

Racil G1, Elmontassar W2,3, Rommene I2, Tourny C4, Chaouachi A2, Coquart JB4.

DASH Diet Linked To Lower Risk of Gout

A British Medical Journal study concluded “the DASH diet may provide an attractive preventive dietary approach for men at risk of gout”.