Comparison of intermittent fasting versus caloric restriction in obese subjects: A two year follow-up


Aksungar F. , Sarikaya M., Coskun A. , Serteser M. , Unsal I.

JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING, cilt.21, ss.681-685, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12603-016-0786-y
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NUTRITION HEALTH & AGING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.681-685

Özet

Caloric restriction (CR) is proven to be effective in increasing life span and it is well known that, nutritional habits, sleeping pattern and meal frequency have profound effects on human health. In Ramadan some Muslims fast during the day-light hours for a month, providing us a unique model of intermittent fasting (IF) in humans. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of IF versus CR on the same non-diabetic obese subjects who were followed for two years according to the growth hormone (GH)/Insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 axis and insulin resistance.