Meal regularity is beneficial for weight management

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that meal regularity is beneficial for weight management.

The research conducted in the United Kingdom, involved 11 normal-weight women ranging in age from 18 to 40 years old. Participants followed two meal patterns during the study: a regular meal pattern (6 meals per day) and an irregular meal pattern (3-9 meals per day). Each meal pattern was followed for a 14-day period.

Researchers measured a number of items including energy expenditure, circulating glucose and subjective appetite ratings. Following a regular meal pattern was associated with a greater increase in calorie burn after eating and a lower glucose response compared to following the irregular meal pattern. Those following the regular intervention also noted a greater feeling of fullness and reduced hunger.

 

 

 

Posted: 18/10/2016 14:15:53 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Nutrition, Obesity, Study, Weight management


 

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