Pass. Scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that prolonged delayed eating could lead to a slew of health issues, including weight gain. Nine healthy adults underwent two separate trials: In the first, they ate three meals and two snacks between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; they ate the same foods in the second, but from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. People not only packed on more pounds in trial number two, but they had higher cholesterol and decreased energy levels, plus an uptick in hormonal markers related to heart disease and diabetes.
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On the flip side, there was a spike in the levels of leptin, the hormone that keeps you feeling full, in the early eaters, which researchers speculate helped to prevent night noshing, a common pitfall dieters make. Don’t know what to make to break your fast? Check out page 30
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