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    Muscle loss during weight loss: 18% on low cal diet, 30% on very low calorie diet, 46% while fasting


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    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:27 am Email this article
    People lose more muscle while fasting than on a low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet. While fasting, approximately 18 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). While on a very-low calorie diet, 30 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). While on a low-calorie diet, 18 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). REFERENCE

    Johnstone A. Fasting - the ultimate diet? Obes Rev. 2007 May, 8(3):211-22.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Dr. A. M. Johnstone
    Rowett Research Institute
    Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB21 9SB
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