The amount of calories the body consumes at rest depends on the time of day(USA) Brigham Women's Hospital and Harvard University concluded the study. In the early afternoon we drank 10% more calories early in the morning.
The results published this week in The Current Biology Journal Effects of 24-hour rhythm on metabolism You can explain why people who eat or sleep at irregular times are more likely to become overweight due to changes in work.
In the early afternoon we drank 10% more calories early in the morning.
Seven people participated in the survey and the researcher was trapped in an isolated laboratory in the world for three weeks. Inside the chamber, volunteers did not know what time it was. Researchers said they should sleep despite four hours of delay every day. In doing so they completely broke the participants' 24-hour rhythm. They lost the 24-hour pattern of the internal clock and were exclusively dependent on their sleep time.
In the early afternoon, the body is resting, consuming the fastest energy.
Scientists have always monitored the metabolism of seven resting volunteers. They found that calorie consumption was minimal when the body temperature fell during sleep. On the contrary, after 12 hours at that point, it will be equal In the early afternoon, it is when the body consumes the fastest energy. Also resting.
"Not only what we eat, but how much energy we burn or store as fat when we eat and relax"
Brigham Women's Hospital and Jeanne Duffy at Harvard University
"The fact that doing the same thing at once consumes more calories than doing it at other times We were surprised."Says Brigham and Kirsi-Marja Zitting at the Women's Hospital and Harvard University, who led the work.
The researchers found that caloric intake was minimal when body temperature dropped during sleep.
"Not only are we eating, but we eat and rest, affecting how much energy we burn or store in fat," said Jeanne Duffy, co-author of the study and associate of Zitting at the same institution, in the same statement. "The regularity of habits such as eating and sleeping is very important for general health. "
Source: La Vanguardia