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Is intermittent fasting safe for everyone?

People do experience weight loss and other benefits through fasting, but it can also create unhealthy eating patterns

Intermittent fasting
Mollie Thompson, left, and Astrid Yankosky, dish up a meal of sausage and kale with an arugula salad at Yankosky's Minneapolis apartment in 2012.
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News 2012

Intermittent fasting, or restricting your eating at certain times of the day, has become a huge weight-loss trend. But experts say there are certain people who should not follow this diet, like athletes and people who struggle with disordered eating.

Dietitians Jillian Lampert and Rasa Troup talk about the impacts of intermittent fasting you haven’t heard about.

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