Eating from five to six times per day is linked to a lower body mass index

News | 27-01-2021

Having from five to six daily meals regularly is linked to a lower body mass index (BMI). This is stated in a study published in the journal American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, led by UB professors of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences Trinitat Cambras, professor of Physiology, and Maria Izquierdo, professor of Nutrition and Bromatology. The first signatory of the paper is María Fernanda Zerón, postdoctoral researcher in the Food and Nutrition Torribera Campus of the UB. Also, the study shows that a higher frequency of meals is related to a better functioning of the circadian clock and therefore, it could be considered in nutritional recommendations, both for the prevention of obesity and the alterations of the circadian system.