Mind and Body

Is intermittent fasting good for you? A nutritionist explains why it's not all it's cracked up to be

It’s easy to see the appeal of intermittent fasting as a weight-loss method.

Opinion

Does intermittent fasting actually work? The science of weight loss, explained

Here's how the diet actually works, and how to decide if it's right for you.

Of Mice and Men

For mice, fasting at the right time extended lifespans — but can it work for humans?

Studies on animals, usually lab mice, have limited applications to humans.

Time Out

Intermittent fasting is no better than just eating less

It can still work as a mental strategy, researchers say.

Mind and Body

Intermittent fasting: How when you eat affects your mental health

It may not be just what you eat, but when, too.

Of Mice and Men

Fasting may help some cancer drugs work better

In a new mouse study, fasting gave cancer drugs a boost in performance.

Good Eats

Which diet is the healthiest? One eating hack can boost more than your body

It's a no-brainer.

Fast Times

Intermittent fasting: Eight things scientists learned about the popular diet in 2021

Interesting, yes, compelling sure — but not conclusive.

Leg Day Observer

What time should you eat to gain muscle? The complex science, explained

Does meal timing affect muscle growth? Here’s what you need to know.

Stay Hungry

One form of fasting may be best to fight inflammation — study

A new study adds evidence to the idea that a break from eating helps fight the pathology du jour.

Of mice and men

Can fasting or keto slow aging? Scientists are skeptical

Maybe don’t change your diet because it worked for a mouse.

Mind and Body

Study: Diet alone won’t cure cancer, but it may boost treatments

A new study on mice reveals an intriguing link between caloric restriction and cancer.

Think fast

Can fasting be good for you? Two studies reveal how it changes the body

Here’s why the eating pattern can result in health benefits.

Longevity Hack

Scientists identify how many hours to eat a day to optimize longevity

Maintaining an eating schedule may help safeguard your long-term health.

think fast

The most misunderstood part of intermittent fasting isn’t what you think

Humans can’t stick to the same schedules as mice — or get the same results.

no soup for you

Can fasting ward off infections? Mice study reveals an unexpected link

New research counters conventional wisdom that when you lose your appetite, you should eat more.