Does time-restricted eating work for weight loss?

Results of a randomised controlled trial suggest the 16:8 intermittent fasting diet is no more beneficial than a conventional eating pattern

Time-restricted eating, in the absence of other interventions, is not an effective way to lose weight, US researchers say.

clock with the time 3 minutes to noon

In a randomised controlled trial, time-restricted eating in a 16:8 pattern led to no greater weight loss than a typical eating pattern of three meals per day, nor did it lead to any relevant metabolic changes.

Time-restricted eating is "attractive as a weight-loss option in that it does not require tedious and time-consuming methods such as calorie