Prominent Turkish-American Dr. Mehmet Oz’s recent comment on cancelling breakfast because it is not needed has ignited discussion in the medical community.  

“The smartest thing for us to do is cancel breakfast, have your first meal when you’re actually hungry,” Oz said during an interview with celebrity news website TMZ.

His advice came amid a growing trend in dieting centered around intermittent fasting in which practitioners abstain from eating for a period of time each day, usually between 14 to 16 hours. Other methods include abstaining from food altogether or keeping intake to a few hundred calories, for two

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