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Intermittent fasting guru Dr. Michael Mosley goes missing on Greek island

A search is underway for Dr. Michael Mosley, a guru of intermittent fasting, after he failed to return from a walk Wednesday on the Greek island of Symi.

The 67-year-old British journalist, author and broadcaster is known for championing the so-called 5:2 diet, involving two days of extremely restricted calories followed by five days of normal, healthy eating.

He left for a walk along the coast at around 1:30 p.m., heading to the village of Pedi, police told Reuters. When he hadn’t returned by 7:30, his wife raised the alarm.

A police dog and drone were brought over from neighboring Rhodes to help search the small, rocky island, and on Thursday a chopper was sent over from Athens.

Mosley was walking along a rocky, cliffside path near the Agios Nikolaos beach, a notoriously difficult area to hike. Most of Symi’s beaches are best reached by boat, BBC News reported.

Compounding the search was an intense heat wave, with temperatures projected to soar as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit, putting the island under a heat advisory, the outlet noted.

Mosely’s 2013 intermittent-fasting bible “The Fast Diet,” co-authored with journalist Mimi Spencer, laid out what would become known as the 5:2 diet. He later introduced the Fast 800 diet, designed for rapid weight loss.

He has appeared regularly on British television, written a newspaper column on health and has made several films focusing on diet and exercise.

Mosely won an Emmy for the BBC science documentary “The Human Face,” unpacking the science behind notions of beauty, as well as several other shows, most famously Channel 4’s “Who Made Britain Fat?”

With News Wire Services


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