CSIRO launches new flexi diet

CSIRO has launched a new diet that promotes intermittent fasting three days a week with the support of meal-replacement shakes.

Called the Flexi diet, it appears to be a more intensive version of the 5:2 Diet popularised by British doctor and journalist Michael Mosley.

The latest diet is based on the results of a 16-week trial where an average of 11kg was lost and participants achieved improvements in cholesterol, insulin resistancand blood pressure, says CSIRO research dietititan Dr Jane Bowen.

The research combined intermittent fasting with meal replacement shakes and a flexi day, when people ate what