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This article is from the NEJM Journal Watch
Time-Restricted Eating Early in the Day Promotes Weight Loss
Eating at a limited time early in the day can help you lose weight
Review by Paul S.
Obese adults who ate only between 7 a.
and 3 p.
during the day lost more weight
than obese adults who ate similar foods over a longer period of time.
There is evidence that eating at specific times of the day and fasting for the rest of the day (i.
In this trial, for obese adults on calorie-restricted diets, eating time-limited in the early hours was more effective in weight
loss than eating for ≥ 12 hours of the day.
The authors and a reviewer speculate that the circadian rhythm of metabolism (which peaks in the morning) may explain the finding
Commented on the article
 Jamshed H et al.
 Bhasin S.
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