134. Debate: Intermittent Fasting in Weight Management

Sunday, October 21
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Hall D
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 142659

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term used to describe various eating patterns in which no or few calories are consumed for a defined period that can range from hours to days on a recurring basis. Come listen to two leading intermittent fasting researchers debate whether IF can benefit patients with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the different types of intermittent fasting
  • Analyze the controversies surrounding intermittent fasting and weight management
  • Describe the controversies surrounding intermittent fasting and type 2 diabetes

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5370 – Weight management, obesity
  • 9010 – Data analysis, statistics
  • 4040 – Disease prevention

Performance Indicator:

  • 6.1.9 Interprets data to formulate judgments, conclusions and reports.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 9.5.5 Analyzes and synthesizes evaluation data to recommend and make modifications to program.


  • Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN, LD

  • Session Speaker(s)

  • John Trepanowski, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Steve Anton, PhD

    Associate Professor and Chief of Clinical Research, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

    University of Florida