Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population.

  title={Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population.},
  author={Yunsheng Ma and Elizabeth R. Bertone and Edward J. Iii Stanek and George Reed and James R. H{\'e}bert and Nancy L. Cohen and Philip A. Merriam and Ira S. Ockene},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={158 1},
Some studies have suggested that eating patterns, which describe eating frequency, the temporal distribution of eating events across the day, breakfast skipping, and the frequency of eating meals away from home, may be related to obesity. Data from the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study (1994-1998) were used to evaluate the relation between eating patterns and obesity. Three 24-hour dietary recalls and a body weight measurement were collected at five equally spaced time points over a… 

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