Time-restricted dieting no better than caloric restriction alone: study

Researchers have investigated the efficacy and safety of the time-restricted approach in patients with obesity

Time-restricted dieting is no better than daily calorie restriction alone for weight loss or reducing metabolic risk factors in patients with obesity, a small trial shows.

The findings suggest that although limiting food consumption to an eight-hour window each day is still effective, the Chinese researchers say the benefits seen with this approach are primarily driven by caloric deficits.

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team report assigning 139 adults in Guangzhou, China to time-restricted eating (8am to 4pm) with calorie