"There is reason to think our eating patterns have changed in recent years, as many people have greater access to food and reasons to stay up into the night, even if just to watch TV. And when people are awake, they tend to snack. In a recent study published in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism stated that when it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be at least as important as what you eat."
“Every organ has a clock,” said lead researcher, Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. That means there are times when our muscles, livers, intestines, and other organs will work at peak efficiency and other times when they are sleeping (more or less). When mice are restricted to eating for 8 hours,on a high-fat diet per day, they eat just as much as those who can eat in 24 hours, yet they are protected against obesity and other metabolic ills, the new study shows. The research suggests that the health consequences from a poor diet maybe a result from a mismatch between our eating schedules and our body clocks.
Via PAT NOVAK, The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California