Application No: 2015-301Chief Investigator: Assoc Prof S Garnett
The intermittent modified fast diet and insulin resistance in obese adolescents: a pilot study
Dietary interventions are generally effective in treating obesity. However, the best way to achieve weight loss, particularly in children, is unknown. In this study we will assess a novel dietary strategy, intermittent fasting (popularised as the 5:2 diet), which has demonstrated success in adults. We speculate that this diet, which includes 3 days/week of energy restriction and 4 days of habitual energy intake, may be more sustainable and lead to greater weight loss compared to daily energy restriction.