Study: Midnight munching hurts health

The Daily Texan, 11/12/2015

Photo credit: Isabella Palacios

Forget breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the stressful end-of-semester scramble, students often turn to a mixture of between-class snacks and midnight meals. But new research shows that this erratic eating schedule is far from healthy.

Most people don’t have a regular eating schedule and instead eat frequently over more than 15 hours a day, according to a 2015 study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Irregular eating patterns, including not having consistent meal times or eating late into the night, can affect health, metabolism and circadian rhythm.

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