Key points from article :
Time-restricted eating (TRE), is a dietary regimen that restricts eating to specific hours.
"..besides weight loss, it provides benefits in infectious diseases and insulin resistance"- Dr. Panda, Professor.
Studies so far focused on young male mice but, a new study showed benefits for young and old mice of both sexes.
Male and female mice of two age groups were fed high-fat, high-sugar diet restricting eating to nine hours per day.
Effect of age and sex on various health parameters was tested.
Tissue analysis and glucose tolerance tests showed that regardless of age or sex, TRE strongly protected against fatty liver disease, sepsis-induced death and helped restore normal blood sugar levels.
"..females on TRE showed metabolic benefits, including less-fatty livers and better-controlled blood sugar", Dr. Chaix, first author.
Male mice developed muscle mass and showed improved muscle performance, which points to new questions.
Study by Salk Institute of Biological studies published in Cell Reports.