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A popular strategy to lose weight may be deadly, according to new research by the American Heart Association (AHA) and media headlines scaring people into the hands of the pharmaceutical companies.

Yes, the organization that promoted high fructose corn syrup, canceled red meat, and slapped heart-healthy stickers on Cheerios is sounding the alarm on intermittent fasting. 

The preliminary research published March 18 on the AHA’s website of 20,000 adults found that those who observed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Additionally, people with heart disease or cancer experienced an increased risk of cardiovascular death. 

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