Does Intermittent Fasting Live up to the Hype?

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Intermittent fasting is gaining attention, with followers of diets like the the 5:2 plan crediting calorie restriction with increased energy, smaller waistlines, and better overall health. Some in Silicon Valley say fasting leads to higher productivity. We'll hear about the newest research on fasting including possible long-term benefits, side-effects and dangers.


Valter Longo, professor in gerontology and biological sciences, USC; director, USC Longevity Institute; author, "The Longevity Diet"

Jason Nagata, clinical fellow in pediatrics, UCSF

Sarah Adler, psychologist, Stanford Eating Disorders and Weight Clinic