Intermittent fasting (IF) has gained popularity as a health-promoting diet [1]. It started in the late 19th century with experiments on the lifespan of rodents under the condition of IF.


Background: Intermittent fasting (IF) is defined as an eating pattern without calorie restrictions, alternating between periods of fasting and eating. In the past decades IF has not only become a popular weight-reducing diet but is thought to improve Quality of Life (QoL) and fatigue. However, very little evidence exists for the general population. Thus, we aimed to assess the impact of a 16-h fasting period per day over a three-month study period on QoL and especially fatigue in healthy people.

Anic, Katharina et al. “Intermittent Fasting-Short- and Long-Term Quality of Life, Fatigue, and Safety in Healthy Volunteers: A Prospective, Clinical Trial.” Nutrients vol. 14,19 4216. 10 Oct. 2022, doi:10.3390/nu14194216