Less frequent eating predicts greater BMI and waist circumference in female adolescents.

@article{Ritchie2012LessFE,
  title={Less frequent eating predicts greater BMI and waist circumference in female adolescents.},
  author={L D Ritchie},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={290-6}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of eating frequency on adiposity. OBJECTIVE The study aim was to assess the prospective relation of an objective measure of eating frequency with adiposity in girls from ages 9-10 to 19-20 y. DESIGN By using data from 3-d diet records collected from 2372 girls in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study, meal, snack, and total eating frequencies aggregated over the first 2 study years were examined in relation to 10-y… CONTINUE READING
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