Avoiding a midnight snack and early breakfast may be the key to staying slim, new research suggests.
Mice on a high-fat diet gain less weight when they are only able to eat for half the day, an Australian study found.
Previous research suggests late-night snacking is fueling the obesity crisis, with humans only supposed to eat between 8am and 8pm, or even earlier.
Yet, the researchers argue eating within any 12-hour window, whether during the day or at night, helps regulate signals that control people's appetites.
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