Plasma lipid changes during the weight loss period. IFCR-L: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-liquid diet (n = 28); IFCR-F: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-food based diet (n = 26); TC: Total cholesterol; LDL: Low density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL: High density lipoprotein cholesterol; TG: Triglycerides. *Week 10 values significantly different from baseline (week 3) values, P < 0.01 (Repeated-measures ANOVA). IFCR-L group experienced significantly greater reductions in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol concentrations when compared to the IFCR-F group (P < 0.05) (Repeated-measures ANOVA).
Klempel et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:98 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-98