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Type of Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels

  • A small new study links intermittent fasting to better blood sugar management.
  • Eating 80% of calories before 1 p.m. was more effective at blood sugar management than following a regular eating pattern.
  • Experts say more research is needed before this strategy can be recommended—and it could pose some problems for certain groups.

A new study finds that a restricted eating plan that involves eating the bulk of your calories earlier in the day may help with blood sugar management—and reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes in people at risk of the condition.

The study, which was just presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, followed 10 people who had obesity and high blood sugar levels.

The researchers had participants follow either an early time-restricted feeding pattern, where 80% of their calories were consumed before 1 p.m., or a normal eating pattern, where half the day’s

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