Does eating at night make it more likely to gain weight?

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There is much contrarian proof that late night eating does not result in any increase in fat gain.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

It is thus safe to conclude that eating at night does no more nor less in fat gain.

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  4. Keim NL, et al Weight loss is greater with consumption of large morning meals and fat-free mass is preserved with large evening meals in women on a controlled weight reduction regimen . J Nutr. (1997)
  5. Sofer S, et al Greater weight loss and hormonal changes after 6 months diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner . Obesity (Silver Spring). (2011)
  6. Schlundt DG, et al The role of breakfast in the treatment of obesity: a randomized clinical trial . Am J Clin Nutr. (1992)

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