Meal patterns in "free-running" humans

Ilene L. Bernstein, Janet C. Zimmerman, Charles A. Czeisler, Elliot D. Weitzman

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Abstract

The meal patterns of men who were initiating meals for extended periods in the absence of time cues were examined. A significant, positive correlation was found between the sizes (in kcals) of mixed and varied meals and the lengths of postprandial intervals. This quantitative relationship between meal size and meal timing is similar to patterns reported for freely feeding rats. If postprandial correlations reflect a short term mechanism for energy regulation then when humans schedule their meals due to social or time considerations they may negate this contribution to the regulation of their energy intake. © 1981.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-623
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Circadian rythms
  • Energy regulation
  • Feeding
  • Humans
  • Meal patterns
  • Meal size
  • Postprandial correlation
  • Satiety ratios

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Bernstein, I. L., Zimmerman, J. C., Czeisler, C. A., & Weitzman, E. D. (1981). Meal patterns in "free-running" humans. Physiology and Behavior, 27(4), 621-623. DOI: 10.1016/0031-9384(81)90232-8

Meal patterns in "free-running" humans. / Bernstein, Ilene L.; Zimmerman, Janet C.; Czeisler, Charles A.; Weitzman, Elliot D.

In: Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1981, p. 621-623.

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Bernstein, IL, Zimmerman, JC, Czeisler, CA & Weitzman, ED 1981, 'Meal patterns in "free-running" humans' Physiology and Behavior, vol 27, no. 4, pp. 621-623. DOI: 10.1016/0031-9384(81)90232-8
Bernstein IL, Zimmerman JC, Czeisler CA, Weitzman ED. Meal patterns in "free-running" humans. Physiology and Behavior. 1981;27(4):621-623. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/0031-9384(81)90232-8

Bernstein, Ilene L.; Zimmerman, Janet C.; Czeisler, Charles A.; Weitzman, Elliot D. / Meal patterns in "free-running" humans.

In: Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1981, p. 621-623.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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