Circadian rhythms have key impact on how food is processed, research shows

09/9/2013 | Scientist, The (free registration)

Research indicates circadian rhythms impact the way animals and humans process food, with problems such as diabetes more likely in those whose consumption is out of sync. Rodent studies have found that "simply restricting feeding to incorrect times has adverse consequences," according to a Northwestern University researcher. Meanwhile, a Spanish study of 420 dieters determined those who ate their main meal before 3 p.m. lost more weight.

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