EFFECTS OF INTERMITTENT FASTING IN BODY COMPOSITION ON OBESE PEOPLE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW


Rahul Dev Choudhury, Dr. Neelam Sharma, Sukanta Ch. Nath
Research Scholar, Lovely Professional University
Abstract
This article has been developed to address the impact of intermittent fasting on the body composition of obese individuals. Presently there are about 650 million obesity-affected individuals worldwide. Intermittent fasting is primarily implemented and practised to contribute to better health conditions and weight loss. The prevalence is measured by a BMI above 25, identified as overweight and BMI above 30, identified as obese. This paper has a systematic literature review of relevant studies to develop understanding and idea development. Data extraction for this article has followed the PRISMA model extracting 25 relevant journals from 55 initial considerations. The findings have been represented following a thematic approach addressing the effects, strategies and challenges of intermittent fasting. The Twice-a-week Method, Alternate Day Fasting, Time Restricted Eating and the 24 Hour Fast respective intermittent fasting techniques have been evaluated. Calorie intake restrictions and fasting are fundamental contributing factors to developing hypoglycemia or type 2 diabetes, which is identified as an impact of intermittent fasting. Recommendations have been farmed addressing better practice and inclusion of intermittent fasting by Controlled Practice of Intermittent Fasting and Compliance with Medical Conditions.
Keywords: Intermittent Fasting, Underwater Weighing, obesity, overweight, weight loss, body, composition
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

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Published on : 2023-01-18

Vol : 9
Issue : 1
Month : January
Year : 2023
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