Early Time-Restricted Weight-reduction plan Can Be an Efficient Weight-Loss Technique – L’Observateur

Early, time-restricted eating can be an effective weight-loss strategy

Published Sunday 2 October 2022 at 8:30 am

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Early time-restricted eating can be an effective way to lose weight and can be easier to follow and maintain than traditional calorie restriction.

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, compared early-morning time-limited eating to eating over a 12-hour period in 90 adults with obesity. In this randomized clinical trial, participants were asked to exercise more and reduce their calorie intake by 500 calories per day. The time-restricted eating group was instructed to eat only over the eight hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The regular eating group could eat for 12 or more hours.

Corby Martin, PhD, professor and director of the Ingestive Behaviour, Weight Management and Health Promotion Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical and one of the study’s researchers, said, “This study shows that early time-restricted eating can be an effective way to lose weight, particularly.” in conjunction with nutritional counseling to reduce calorie intake. Both groups lost weight, but the time-restricted eating group ate less and lost 5 pounds more weight than the other group.” The early time-restricted eating participants also experienced improvements in energy levels and mood.

The JAMA Internal Medicine study helped answer new research questions related to time-limited eating and eating less throughout the day. Pennington Biomedical and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have teamed up again in a new study comparing a time-restricted diet versus calorie restriction to improve the health of people who are lean or overweight. This study is led by Martin and Leanne Redman, PhD at Pennington Biomedical, and Courtney Peterson, PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

dr Redman, professor and director of Pennington Biomedical’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Laboratory, noted that this new study is particularly innovative because “it will use newly developed smartphone apps to help people, with minimal support from health educators on the program.” to hold on to.”

“Obesity is one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases nationwide,” said John Kirwan, PhD, executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. “This study is an important contribution to our understanding of how time-restricted eating can help people lose or maintain weight.”

The JAMA Internal Medicine study and the upcoming study are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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About LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical research in understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The center developed the Obecity, USA awareness and advocacy campaign to help fight the obesity epidemic by 2040. The center conducts basic, clinical, and population research and is affiliated with Louisiana State University. Pennington Biomedical’s research organization employs over 480 people across a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physicians/scientists are supported by research interns, laboratory technicians, nurses, nutritionists and other support staff. Pennington Biomedical is housed in state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visit www.pbrc.edu for more information.

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