Time restricted eating is not sufficient to synchronize peripheral clocks

Time restricted eating(TRE) is an increasingly popular practice where people restrict when they eat to certain parts of the day. Typically, people restrict their feeding to an 8-12 hour period and fast for the remaining 12-16 hours. In mice, TRE seems to have beneficial effects on metabolism independent of how much they eat. In other … Continue reading Time restricted eating is not sufficient to synchronize peripheral clocks

Early time-restricted eating improves glycemic control, cortisol rhythm, and may promote autophagy

A study published yesterday showed that early time-restricted feeding(eTRF) for 4 days led to several metabolic improvements in overweight adults who were metabolically healthy.  The study found that compared to eating from 8am-8pm, when doing subjects doing eTRF(8am-2pm) had: Decreased mean 24 hour blood glucose levels Decreased glucose spikes, especially at night(Duh) Increased ketones and … Continue reading Early time-restricted eating improves glycemic control, cortisol rhythm, and may promote autophagy

Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?

Time-restricted feeding(TRF) is a method of meal scheduling that involves restricting your eating window every day, typically to 12 hours or less.  The data seems to be up and down on whether it's useful for anything, likely because there are other factors that are at play for most of the things they study it for. … Continue reading Does early time-restricted feeding improve autonomic nervous system function?

Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut

One of the more difficult aspects of playing around with circadian rhythms is that there is quite a bit of individual variability that can affect outcomes.  People regularly ask me: When is the best time to eat? When should I exercise? How much exercise should I do and what type? How should I break up … Continue reading Genes, feeding, & light: How eating at night could promote leaky gut

The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life

It's almost dogma in longevity research that caloric restriction will extend your lifespan.  Granted, I think everyone agrees that humans won't see the same level of life extension under caloric restriction as mice, primarily because we experience a slower rate of epigenetic drift. It's also unlikely, although still plausible, that humans will spend a large … Continue reading The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life