For healthy eating, timing matters

Limiting mealtimes to a 12-hour period per day helps fruit flies’ hearts

fruit fly heartbeat graph

KEEPING TIME  Fruit flies that eat just 12 hours per day (blue lines) maintain steady heartbeats into middle age (5 weeks old), while the hearts of flies that can eat around the clock (red) beat irregularly. Each red or blue dash represents the contraction of the heart.

S. Gill et al/Science 2015

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