Next Avenue: This popular diet trend actually shows promise

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In case you haven’t noticed, intermittent fasting is hot right now. Fueled by recent research, it’s being touted by many popular health and fitness magazines, websites and blogs.

But is intermittent fasting a good strategy for 50+ adults? We explore that question here.

What is intermittent fasting?

The term intermittent fasting (IF) can apply to any number of very different dietary protocols. Unlike “true” fasting, where no calories are consumed for a sustained period, intermittent fasting often allows some calories even on “fast” days, and those days are interspersed with normal-calorie “feed” days.

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