Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a dietary method that restricts eating for certain hours. Everyone may not get equal benefits from TRE. A recent study found that the benefits of TRE depend on age and sex.
The main purpose of this study was to confer the additional benefits of TRE on the human body. The study reveals that besides weight loss, TRE confers multiple health benefits. The most interesting part is the benefits may depend on sex and age. TRE also has close relation with type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and liver cancer.
Professor of Salk’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory and holder of the Rita and Richard Atkinson Chair, Satchidananda Panda said, “For many TRE clinical interventions, the primary outcome is weight loss, but we’ve found that TRE is good not only for metabolic disease but also for increased resilience against infectious diseases and insulin resistance.”
After analyzing the data, the researchers found that TRE strongly protected against fatty liver disease, The assistant professor at the University of Utah, Amandine Chaix stated, “This was our first time studying female mice, and we weren’t sure what to expect.” The researcher also said, “We were surprised to find that, although the females on TRE were not protected from weight gain, they still showed metabolic benefits, including less-fatty livers and better-controlled blood sugar.”