Pilot Study on the Impact of the Mediterranean Diet and Intermittent Fasting

2019-12-08 01:41:38 | BioPortfolio


This clinical trial attempts to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention combining intermittent fasting and the Mediterranean diet guidelines vs an comparative intervention combining intermittent fasting but using the UK dietary guidelines.

Participants will be randomised to these intervention using a parallel design. Weight change and blood lipids will be assessed.


This study will have a randomised parallel study comparing two interventions involving intermittent fasting. One of the interventions will use the Mediterranean dietary guidelines proposed by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, the other intervention will use the UK dietary guidelines (Eatwell Guide).

In this study, the interventions will require participants to adopt these interventions for 4 weeks. A basic website containing support information will be develop for each of these interventions.

Baseline measurements will be taken at the start of the study. Blood samples will be obtained in a fasted state before and after 4-week study period.

Anthropometric and body composition measurements including height and weight, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance will be collected by researcher. Physical activity will be assessed using accelerometers.

Study Design


Body Weight Changes


Mediterranean diet guidelines plus intermittent fasting, UK Eatwell guidelines plus intermittent fasting


Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom




Northumbria University

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