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Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for People With Diabetes?

Fasting is hardly new. People have been fasting for religious reasons for centuries.

But fasting for weight loss is a relatively recent phenomenon that has become increasingly popular, in part because it seems to work for some people.

Research has shown that periodic sessions of intermittent fasting (IF) — in which a person limits their meals to a certain window of time, with a fixed period of eating little or nothing — can boost weight loss, reduce waist circumference, and lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol.

Given that weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol levels are all important in people with type 2 diabetes, intermittent fasting is worth exploring if you have the condition. Still, there are factors to consider before giving it a try.

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