Does Intermittent Fasting Lead to Binge Eating?
- March 8, 2023
This Fox News article looks at a study by a researcher at Texas A&M University which suggests that intermittent fasting, or periods of eating followed by periods of abstinence from food, may be beneficial in preventing binge eating. The study looked at mice placed on an intermittent fasting diet and found that they experienced reduced levels of binge-eating behavior. Additionally, their metabolic systems were better able to cope with periods of fasting compared to mice on a normal diet.
The study suggests that intermittent fasting could be leveraged as an effective preventative measure against binge eating in humans. Furthermore, it provides evidence that intermittent fasting can have positive health outcomes beyond weight loss.
Overall, the study suggests that intermittent fasting could be an effective preventative measure against binge eating and may have additional positive health outcomes. Further research is needed to confirm the findings and explore possible implications for humans.
Before suggesting Intermittent Fasting to a patient for health purposes, we recommend ordering a wellness panel to establish a baseline of the patient’s health.