Nighttime snacking reduces whole body fat oxidation and increases LDL cholesterol in healthy young women.

  title={Nighttime snacking reduces whole body fat oxidation and increases LDL cholesterol in healthy young women.},
  author={Masanobu Hibi and Ayumi Masumoto and Yuri Naito and Kahori Kiuchi and Yayoi Yoshimoto and Mai Matsumoto and Mitsuhiro Katashima and Jun Oka and Shinji Ikemoto},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  volume={304 2},
  • M. HibiAyumi Masumoto S. Ikemoto
  • Published 15 January 2013
  • Medicine
  • American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
The increase in obesity and lipid disorders in industrialized countries may be due to irregular eating patterns. Few studies have investigated the effects of nighttime snacking on energy metabolism. We examined the effects of nighttime snacking for 13 days on energy metabolism. Eleven healthy women (means ± SD; age: 23 ± 1 yr; body mass index: 20.6 ± 2.6 kg/m(2)) participated in this randomized crossover trial for a 13-day intervention period. Subjects consumed a specified snack (192.4 ± 18.3… 

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