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To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything
To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone. Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had their "eating day"  compressed into a period of eight to nine hours and then fasted for the remainder of the day were less likely to become obese, says new research. Mice that observed a lengthy daily fast also suffered less systemic inflammation, fatty liver disease, worrisome cholesterol and metabolic disturbance than did mice that ate whenever they pleased. The difference wasn't how much or what the mice ate:...

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