- Oct 26, 2017
I know this is a late reply, but it's actually gaining a lot of ground with women of late.
Not a doctor or scientist, but I believe a lot of the fasting issues women reported earlier on was due to under-eating. Women, as a cohort, a notorious under-eaters when they diet. This is not sexism. Women also are more prone to eating disorders.
Not a study, but check this out:
Moreover, many combine fasting and intense exercise, which is a terrible combination. Obviously, like the warning in the OP, people should consult a medical professional before they consider fasting.
Here's another good article with some recommendations tailored toward women.
And obviously no one needs to fast. I do it more due to convenience by now. The added health benefits are gravy.