Nibbling versus gorging: metabolic advantages of increased meal frequency.

@article{Jenkins1989NibblingVG,
  title={Nibbling versus gorging: metabolic advantages of increased meal frequency.},
  author={David J A Jenkins and Thomas M S Wolever and Vladimir Vuksan and Furio Brighenti and Stephen C. Cunnane and A. Venketeshwer Rao and Alexandra L Jenkins and Graham Buckley and Richard Patten and William Singer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={321 14},
  pages={929-34}
}
We studied the effect of increasing the frequency of meals on serum lipid concentrations and carbohydrate tolerance in normal subjects. Seven men were assigned in random order to two metabolically identical diets. One diet consisted of 17 snacks per day (the nibbling diet), and the other of three meals per day (the three-meal diet); each diet was followed for two weeks. As compared with the three-meal diet, the nibbling diet reduced fasting serum concentrations of total cholesterol, low-density… CONTINUE READING
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