On August 25, Max C. Petersen, MD and collaborators has their review titled “Complex physiology and clinical implications of time-restricted eating,” published in “Physiological Reviews.”
Time-restricted eating (TRE) limits food consumption to certain windows of time throughout the day. Rodent models have been used to extensively study the effects of TRE on body weight and physiological functions. Which have shown “considerable therapeutic effects of TRE and important interactions among time of eating, circadian biology, and metabolic homeostasis.” Although, it’s still been difficult to draw conclusions on the effects of TRE in people.
In the review, Petersen and colleagues provide the meal consumption history of people and their physiology of eating and fasting, “discuss the interaction between circadian molecular metabolism and TRE,” and integrate preclinical and clinical study results to “identify current gaps in knowledge and provide a framework for future research directions.”