Sunday, December 9, 2012

Timing of eating could be important for obese women's heart health

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Obese women who are at risk for heart disease might lower their chances of heart attack and other cardiovascular events by eating three meals a day, versus small frequent meals.

For their study, researchers from University of Missouri tested women who consumed 1500 calorie diets, finding eating throughout the day raises blood fat levels; in turn increasing the risk of heart disease.

Tim Heden, and lead author said in a media release, the study is ".. one of the first to examine how meal frequency affects insulin and blood-fat levels in obese women during an entire day of eating.”

The researchers concluded obese women would benefit from consuming three meals a day. 

The results challenge the advice of health care practitioners and nutritionists who often recommend eating small meals throughout the day... read.more at