Association between eating frequency, weight, and health

Palmer, Michelle A., Capra, Sandra and Baines, Surinder K. (2009) Association between eating frequency, weight, and health. Nutrition Reviews, 67 7: 379-390. doi:10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00204.x

Author Palmer, Michelle A.
Capra, Sandra
Baines, Surinder K.
Title Association between eating frequency, weight, and health
Journal name Nutrition Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0029-6643
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00204.x
Volume 67
Issue 7
Start page 379
End page 390
Total pages 12
Editor N. Fukagawa
A. Worden
Place of publication Washington, DC
Publisher International Life Sciences Institute
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 920411 Nutrition
1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract There is speculation amongst health professionals, the media, and the public regarding eating frequency (EF) and its impact on weight and health. Nutritional weight-loss and -maintenance interventions of longer than 1 week's duration were reviewed for associations between EF and weight and health. Of the 176 studies identified, 25 relevant studies matched the criteria and only 10 of these were weight-loss interventions. Generally, sample sizes were small, interventions were short-term, and a wide array of definitions was used to define an eating occasion. Several key outcomes such as physical activity, adherence to assigned EF, and hunger were often not measured. The limited evidence available suggests there is no association between EF and weight or health in either weight-loss or -maintenance interventions, with a possible inverse association between EF and lipids in weight-maintenance interventions. Longer term, larger studies that include important weight and health outcomes are needed.
Keyword gorging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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