When we eat is just as important as how much we eat.

Thought-provoking studies: 

 When we eat is just as important as how much we eat.  The pleasure center of the brain that produces the chemical dopamine and the brain's biological clock that regulates daily physiological rhythms are linked.  High-calorie foods which bring pleasure disrupt normal feeding schedules resulting in overconsumption.  Obesity causes disease. 

 A related study found that limiting eating to a 10-hour window per day may help prevent chronic diseases associated with metabolic syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is closely linked to overweight or obesity and inactivity. 

 Time-restricted eating involves consuming all calories within a limited period each day, in this case, within 10 hours. Earlier studies show the practice supports circadian rhythms, which are the 24-hour cycles of biological actions that affect most of the cells within the body. Researchers have found that erratic eating patterns adversely affect the rhythms, thus raising the risk of metabolic syndrome.

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 For more information on metabolic syndrome refer to:  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/metabolic-syndrome


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