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5 popular intermittent fasting methods and how they work

Here’s what they do to your body.

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Supporters of various intermittent fasting techniques swear by their method for everything from weight loss to cardiovascular health (though both of those claims are still being examined by scientists).

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But is there really a difference between methods like alternate day fasting, 5:2, and 16:8?