Here is my take away from this study and others;
-Sticking to a daily routine seems the easiest way to lose weight. Repetition in dining times and meal composition tends to lead to greater weight loss.
-Reducing calories by any means will lead to short-term weight loss irrespective of the type of diet.
-Fasting does not have inherent, unique, health benefits in respect to cardiac health.
JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jul 1;177(7):930-938. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0936.