Genetic Mutation May Be the Reason for Night-Eating
the MPR take:
Night-eating syndrome, which affects 1–2% of the population, is characterized by late-night binge-eating. Patients typically find themselves eating more in the evening hours and having less of an appetite in the morning; the majority are also obese. At this time, screening for genetic mutations in night-eating syndrome patients is unavailable. More research will need to be done in humans on how defects in the genes that regulate a person's body clock affect the feeding rhythm.
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