Midnight snacking could lead to extra pounds - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/6/09

Midnight snacking could lead to extra pounds

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - New research shows how bad eating late at night can be.  At Northwestern University, researchers fed two groups of mice the same high-fat diet and allowed them to get the same amount of exercise. The only difference was, one group ate during normal sleeping hours and the second group ate during regular meal times.

They found that the group that ate during the sleeping hours had an increased their weight by 48%. The second group of mice gained less than half of what the night eaters gained. This could mean that midnight snack could weigh a lot more than you may think.

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