This episode delves into the implications of “circadian clocks” operating within skeletal muscle tissue, with the esteemed Prof. Karyn Esser as this week’s guest. Her pioneering work has been instrumental in understanding the interplay between circadian rhythmicity and muscular physiology.
In this episode, Alan and Danny take a look at the current evidence related to the connection between time-of-day, appetite, and energy intake. And what does this mean for how calorie distribution may affect dietary intake, body composition and health.
In this episode, Danny and Alan discuss the topic of meal timing and glucose tolerance, and the interaction with melatonin.
Chrononutrition is a research area that looks at the relationship between temporal (time-related) eating patterns, circadian rhythms, and metabolic health. In this episode, we look at recent research (including that from the Big Breakfast Project) and how understanding and conclusions from the field have shifted over time.
In October 2022, Ruddick-Collins et al. published results of a RCT looking at the impact of different calorie distribution across the day. This study was one from the ‘Big Breakfast Study’ project. In this episode, Dr. Alan Flanagan discusses.
Today’s Topic in Focus: Time-Restricted Eating [05:14] Lowe et al., 2020 – TREAT RCT Sutton et al., 2018 – Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes Hutchinson et al., 2019 – Time‐Restricted Feeding Improves Glucose Tolerance in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Trial Gabel et al., 2018 – Effects of 8-hour time restricted feeding on body weight and metabolic disease risk factors in obese adults Antoni et al., 2018 – A pilot feasibility study exploring the effects of a moderate time-restricted feeding intervention …
Guest BioAlan Flanagan, PhD Alan Flanagan is currently a researcher at the University of Surrey, UK. His research is in the general field of chrononutrition, with a specific focus on how calorie distribution and timing may impact health & energy balance. Alan has a Masters in Nutritional Medicine and a PhD in nutrition from the University of Surrey. In This Episode We Discuss Alan’s current research study Chronotypes: genetic vs. trained How feeding can entrain circadian clocks Circadian alignment vs misalignment Light exposure, light history & inter-individual variation in response to light Current evidence linking nutrition & circadian biology Impacts …