The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year. Intermittent fasting is reported to be effective among those who have used it for weight loss.
But is it a viable weight-loss option? Does it live up to its hype?
Major weight loss certainly sounds like a good plan if you’re overweight or obese and serious about improving your health. But the reality is it’s incredibly difficult to lose 30 kg, and even if you do, it’s even harder to keep off in the long term.
The Hunter Region’s most prestigious medical research award was presented tonight to a prolific, multidisciplinary epidemiologist working in fields as diverse as asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, public health and stroke.
The early death of his son from diabetes was the catalyst for a bequest to the University of Newcastle by the late Eric Sansom to fund new research into the causes, treatment or prevention of the disease.