There has been a lot of talk this week in the press, about a new study, that suggests that when you eat your calories, is of more significance than was previously thought.
It seems, it may not be a simple matter of calories in versus calories out, as we had previosly thought.
Research at the Northwestern University of Illinois on mice found that if the mice where fed at unusual times they put on far more weight than mice fed at the usual times even though the different groups of mice where fed the same amount of calories and exercised similarly.
This research may go some way to explaining, why there is a higher incidence of obesity amongst shift workers. Although other factors may account for this to.
The study was published in the Journal Obesity.