You Are ‘When’ You Eat

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The saying goes “You are what you eat,” but two studies published in Cell Metabolism report that when you eat can play an important part in regulating your metabolism. Gastroenterologist Amir Zarrinpar and colleagues found that eating within an 8–12-hour window and daily fluctuations in the microbiome could play a role in obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice.

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Amir Zarrinpar

Amir Zarrinpar is an associate professor of gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, California.

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