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Study shows snacking late boosts weight

September 6, 2009 5:55:25 PM PDT
Those late night snacks may be taking a toll on your waist line. According to a new study out of Northwestern University in Illinois, the time of day you eat has a lot to do with whether your body will store the calories or burn them off.

Researchers found that mice fed during the daytime, which is the time they normally sleep, gained nearly eight percent more weight than mice that were fed at night.

The study is published in the International Journal of Obesity.

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