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not a lot of information about how people could practice
intermittent fasting, so she cautioned against using it as a
weight management strategy.
Eating frequent meals has also been found to reduce
the risk of cardiovascular disease risk factors. One study
showed that men who ate more than four times a day
had a lower risk of obesity than those eating three or
fewer times a day. But other studies have found the
opposite, with a greater risk of weight gain over time in
those reporting eating more frequently.
Frequent meals may also be impractical: “If you eat
five to six meals, it’s hard to create a meal that’s so
small that you aren’t overeating at each of the sessions,”
Eating dinner or snacking late at night had a
detrimental effect on weight and heart health. This may be
due to how eating late affects the body’s internal clock,
The science may not yet be definitive on when and
how often to eat or not eat, but the statement was
emphatic that it is still important to eat a healthy diet,
emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy
products, poultry and fish, while limiting red meat, salt
and foods high in added sugars.
Source: American Heart Association News