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Have big breakfast, light dinner

Have big breakfast, light dinner

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, a new study suggests.

The researchers at the University of Lubeck in Germany, found that the body appears to be better at processing food in the morning.

According to the researchers, body expends energy when we digest food for the absorption, digestion, transport and storage of nutrients.

This process, known as diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), measures of how well our metabolism is working and can differ depending on mealtime. "Our results show that a meal eaten for breakfast, regardless of the amount of calories it contains, creates twice as high diet-induced thermogenesis as the same meal consumed for dinner," said the study corresponding author, Juliane Richter.

For the results, the researchers conducted a three-day laboratory study of 16 men who consumed a low-calorie breakfast and high-calorie dinner, and vice versa in a second round.

They found identical calorie consumption led to 2.5 times higher DIT in the morning than in the evening after high-calorie and low-calorie meals.

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