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How well your immune system works can depend on the time of day

Our body clock has evolved over millions of years to help us survive. kanyanat wongsa/ Shutterstock Annie Curtis, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences When microorganisms – such as bacteria or viruses – infect us, our immune system jumps into action. It’s highly trained to sense and eliminate infections and clear up any damage caused by them. It’s typically …

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Delay eating breakfast and eat dinner early if you want to lose body fat – new study

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junpinzon/Shutterstock.com Jonathan Johnston, University of Surrey and Rona Antoni, University of Surrey Time-restricted eating (also called time-restricted feeding) is a new dietary concept that involves reducing the time between the first and last calorie consumed each day. There is strong evidence to support the health benefits of time-restricted eating (TRE) in animals, and recent small studies by our research group …

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Is body weight affected by when you eat? Here’s what science knows so far

Changes to our circadian rhythm can impact our physical and mental health. Olga Miltsova/ Shutterstock

Changes to our circadian rhythm can impact our physical and mental health. Olga Miltsova/ Shutterstock Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Leonie Ruddick-Collins, University of Aberdeen Most diet and health advice is broadly based on the assumption that a calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter when they’re consumed). But some research suggests that our bodies actually use calories …

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Is body weight affected by when you eat? Here’s what science knows so far

Changes to our circadian rhythm can impact our physical and mental health. Olga Miltsova/ Shutterstock

Changes to our circadian rhythm can impact our physical and mental health. Olga Miltsova/ Shutterstock Alex Johnstone, University of Aberdeen and Leonie Ruddick-Collins, University of Aberdeen Most diet and health advice is broadly based on the assumption that a calorie is a calorie (and it doesn’t matter when they’re consumed). But some research suggests that our bodies actually use calories …

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