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Another reason to avoid the midnight snack

These days, with the abundance of , TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat.

[Fat Droplets]
Mice whose diets were restricted within a time frame developed less body fat. Large fat droplets (white, left panel) accumulated in of mice freely fed a high-fat diet compared with the less fat-filled tissue of mice fed the same diet in a nine-hour time window (right).
Credit: for Biological Studies


Authors on the paper are , , and Phuong Miu of the Salk Institute.

The work was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Glenn Center for Aging, the American Diabetes Association, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Philippe Foundation Inc. and an AASLD Liver Scholar Award.

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