A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests time-restricted feeding (TRF) — also known as time-restricted eating (TRE) when it applies to humans — was found to have effects on gene activity in mice.

According to Shereen Jegtvig, a nutritionist and author who teaches at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, time-restricted eating is a common form of intermittent fasting (IF), which involves eating only during specific hours of the day and fasting for the rest of the time.

Authors of the study noted that TRE/TRF has previously been shown to have multiple potential benefits for human health and has shown to prevent, better manage, or in some cases reverse several health conditions: glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fatty liver disease, chronic inflammation, sleep disorders, age-dependent declines in cardiac function and can also help with weight loss because it reduces the amount of time that you can eat.

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