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Table 1 Adverse events reported with 8 weeks of alternate day fasting

From: Safety of alternate day fasting and effect on disordered eating behaviors

  Baseline Post-treatment P-value 1
Gastrointestinal issues    
Constipation (%) 17 17 1.00
Diarrhea (%) 0 0 1.00
Water retention (%) 2 2 1.00
Bad breath (%) 14 29 0.15
Sleep disturbances    
Inability to fall asleep (%) 0 0 1.00
Inability to stay asleep (%) 7 2 0.50
Other adverse effects    
Dizziness (%) 10 17 0.38
General weakness (%) 14 10 0.69
  1. Values reported as mean % occurrences at each time point (n = 59).
  2. 1P-value between baseline and post-treatment: McNemar test.