Meal distribution across the day and its relationship with body composition

Meal distribution across the day and its relationship with body composition

Author Dattilo, Murilo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Crispim, Cibele Aparecida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Zimberg, Iona Zalcman Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Evidence has suggested that meal distribution across the day may influence body composition. This study aimed to evaluate the distribution of energy and macronutrient intake in healthy men and women, and to correlate it with body composition. Fifty-two healthy volunteers (24 men), aged 20-45 years old, participated in the study. Food intake was analyzed by a three-day food record and anthropometric measurements included body mass, height, body mass index, body fat percentage, and waist circumference. Positive correlations were found in men between night fat intake and body mass index, body fat percentage and waist circumference and negative correlations were seen between morning energy and macronutrient intake and the same anthropometric variables. These data suggest that fat intake at night is associated with higher values in anthropometric variables while morning food intake can be associated with lower values in anthropometric variables.
Keywords meal distribution
body mass
waist circumference
obesity
body fat
Language English
Sponsor Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Psicofarmacologia (AFIP)
Centro de Estudos em Psicobiologia e Exercicio (CEPE)
Centro de Estudo Multidisciplinar em Sonolencia e Acidentes (CEMSA)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
UNIFESP
FADA
FADA/UNIFESP
Grant number FAPESP: 998/14303-3
CNPq: 501567/2007-0
FAPESP: 2009/11056-1
Date 2011-01-01
Published in Biological Rhythm Research. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 42, n. 2, p. 119-129, 2011.
ISSN 0929-1016 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extent 119-129
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09291011003729270
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000288961200004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/33307

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