WEB DESK: With our fast lifestyles skipping out meals and eating out at random times is a regular feature. This activity makes you less healthy than people who have regular sit-down meals with others.
According to The Times, this was revealed in a latest study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by researchers at Kings College London and the University of São Paulo, which have called for more large-scale studies to determine if irregular eating is linked an increase risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
“There seems to be some truth in the saying ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’; however, this warrants further investigation,” said Dr Gerda Pot, lecturer in nutritional sciences at King’s College London and co-author of the review.
“Whilst we have a much better understanding today of what we should be eating, we are left with the question as to which meal should provide us with the most energy.
“Eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity),” Gerda Pot, visiting lecturer in the diabetes and nutritional sciences division at King’s College London, told TODAY.
“We found that adults consuming calories during regular meals, i.e. at similar times from one day to a next, were less obese than people who have irregular meals.”
In the papers, Pot and her colleagues reviewed some 28 existing studies to see if there was a relationship between the timing of meals, weight gain and metabolic syndrome.
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