Nutritional aspects of late eating and night eating

Authors: Gallant, Annette; Lundgren, Jennifer D.; Drapeau, Vicky
Abstract: The timing of food intake has been investigated as a novel factor in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of obesity. Indeed, consuming a large proportion of food later in the day and into the night has been associated with higher body weight and may even impair weight loss. The diet quality of late-eaters may be a factor involved in these relationships. Moreover, the nutritional characteristics of the foods consumed during the night may negatively affect metabolic and circadian rhythms that are required for optimal health. This review will first examine the diet quality of lateeaters and describe common foods consumed as nocturnal snacks. Second, this review will briefly acknowledge the potential adverse metabolic and circadian effects of consuming certain foods very late in the evening or during the night.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 6 December 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Current Obesity Reports, Vol. 3 (1), 101–107 (2014)
Springer Healthcare
Alternative version: 10.1007/s13679-013-0081-8
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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