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Not just what, it’s when you eat

There are times of the day that organs, operate at peak efficiency, and other times when they work less efficiently

Magic 1278 Health with Gerald Quigley
August 17, 2012

It’s not just what you eat, it’s when you eat

While most of the research on diet and obesity focuses on what people eat, a new study in mice suggests that more attention should be given to when people eat.

It seems that every organ has a clock. That means there are times of the day that organs, including the liver, intestines and muscles, operate at peak efficiency, and other times when they work less efficiently.

These cycles are critical for processes ranging from cholesterol breakdown to glucose production. F

requent eating throughout the day and night might throw off these normal metabolic cycles.

Therefore, restricted meal times might prevent weight gain, and we should give more attention to when we eat.

(Cell Metabolism May 17th 2012)

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