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Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms | ScienceDaily

Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms | ScienceDaily

A new high-precision feeding system for lab mice reinforces the idea that the time of day food is eaten is more critical to weight loss than the amount of calories ingested.

Mice on a reduced calorie plan that ate only during their normal feeding/active cycle were the only ones among five groups to lose weight, despite consuming the same amount as another group fed during their rest time in daylight, according to the study at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

“Translated into human behavior, these studies suggest that dieting will only be effective if calories are consumed during the daytime when we are awake and active. They further suggest that eating at the wrong time at night will not lead to weight loss even when dieting,”

Source: Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms — ScienceDaily