Circadian rhythms influence the efficiency of our metabolism by orchestrating various body functions to appropriate times of the 24 hour day. Chronic circadian rhythm disruption predisposes individuals to metabolic diseases including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Conversely, maintaining a daily rhythm of feeding and fasting cycles sustains a robust circadian rhythm which improves cellular bioenergetics and results in improved metabolism. Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a specific feeding-fasting pattern in which feeding is restricted to 8-12 hours a day.
This NIH NIDDK funded study investigates the impact of TRE (time-restricted eating to 10 hours a day) on optimizing the health of people with metabolic syndrome over a 3 month period. Participants will be randomized to one of two groups - the TRE group or the non-TRE group. All participants will be required to log their food and beverages through a smartphone app throughout the course of the study. In addition, the study will involve 2 DXA scans and 2 muscle biopsies. For this study, we are looking for people who currently have a long or irregular eating window and who meet the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome.
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