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Meal times can impact weight loss

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The time you’re eating your meals can impact your waistline, with night time eating potentially disastrous for dieters.

In a new study focused on mice, a team of scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that even when calories are restricted, the body might not lose weight if the food is consumed in the evening.

To get their results the experts used high-tech sensors and automated feeding equipment and found that mice on a reduced calorie diet who only ate during the day lost weight, whereas mice that ate the same amount of calories but consumed them at night did not.

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