So far, people may think that weight gain was caused by the number of calories eaten. But according to a study of actual conditions that are also caused by eating schedules peculiar or irregular.
The findings are published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests that limiting meals may be one way that has not been taken into account to help people avoid weight gain.
“Every organ of our body has a clock,” says Satchidananda Panda researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., as reported by MSNBC.
“That means there are certain times where the liver, intestine, muscle and other organs working at peak efficiency and at other times when the organs of the rest,” said Panda.
Metabolic cycles is very important to handle such things as cholesterol disorders. These cycles can also be activated when we eat and not turned off when we eat.
“Therefore, when rat or human frequent meals throughout the day and night, it can affect even interfere with normal metabolic cycle, he added,” he said.
In a study by a group of rats fed a high fat and allowed to eat whenever they wish, so no wonder then that the weight of the rats increased.
In contrast, another group of mice whose diets restricted only 8 hours per day are protected from obesity, while both groups of rats were fed with the same number of calories.
The result, after 18 weeks, the food restricted group of mice are protected from adverse effects of high fat diet and metabolism better than the group of mice that are not restricted.
Groups of rats were weighed 28 percent less heart damage and the percentage is smaller than the group of mice that are not restricted.
“However, further study is needed to show the same thing in humans,” said the researcher.
The studies also should not just learn what people eat but also gather information about the timing or schedule an ideal meal, Panda said.
“There is reason to think that our diet has changed in recent years because many people who have ample access to food and staying up late into the night, even just to watch TV and when people are awake, they also tend to snack,” he said.
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