Obesity Alters Daily Energy Burning, Study Reveals

Recent research reveals that healthy-weight individuals burn more energy during the day, while those with obesity expend more at night, highlighting the significant role of circadian rhythms in energy metabolism and health.

OHSU researchers build on studies with healthy-weight participants; organized study that included different body sizes.

Weight impacts the timing and manner in which bodies expend energy, according to recent findings.

Research from Oregon Health & Science University, published in the journal Obesity, reveals that individuals with a healthy weight tend to burn more energy during daytime hours, aligning with periods of activity and eating for most people. Conversely, individuals with obesity show higher energy expenditure during nighttime, when most people sleep.

The study also found that during the day, those with obesity have higher levels of the hormone Related

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