Time-Restricted Eating May Reverse Diabetes & Obesity

Professor Satchin Panda, Amandine Chaix, and Amir Zarrinpar of the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute explain their discovery that time-restricted eating shows signs of reversing the effects of obesity and diabetes in mice. 

Short-term fasting made mice healthier

by Scientific American

Mice that ate their entire food for the day in an eight-to-12-hour window had better markers for health than did mice free to eat whenever they wanted. 

Increasing time between eating controls metabolism and reverses obesity in mice

by PRI

Researchers found that mice were less likely to develop obesity, diabetes or other negative consequences of overeating when the time between feedings was fixed between 8 and 12 hours.

Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism

A new study from the Salk Institute has found that mice that have their microbiomes depleted with antibiotics have decreased levels of glucose in their blood and better insulin sensitivity. The research has implications for understanding the role of the microbiome in diabetes. It also could lead to better insight into the side effects seen in people who are being treated with high levels of antibiotics.

To prevent or reverse obesity and its ills, timing may be everything

If we could just stop after dark, even unhealthful foods might not be so damaging, says a new study, which explores — in mice — the effect of restricting eating to a nine-hour stretch every day. 

Researchers Say When You Eat Each Day May Be Crucial to Weight Loss

Mice on Time-Restricted Diets Had Lower Cholesterol, More Muscle Than Unrestricted Mice

A 12-hour Window for a Healthy Weight

Don’t sabotage your diet with a midnight snack

Why late night dining may encourage weight gain

Eating after the sun has gone down might trigger weight gain, say researchers who have been studying the effect in mice.

Extended daily fasting overrides harmful effects of a high-fat diet:

Study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes