Giving up evening meals can lead to weight gain in the long term.
Thus, the experts for three years, watched 17 573 men and 8 860 women. It turned out that those study participants who skipped dinner, more quickly gained weight.
The scientists estimated that 10.8 percent of overweight men and 17.1 percent of overweight women did not eat dinner. Other frequent causes of weight gain included age, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol and smoking.
The researchers hypothesized that not eating in the evening leads to an unregulated appetite, which results from a strong sense of hunger. That is, a person becomes unable to control the amount of food. This theory is not yet 100 percent proven, but scientists say that this conclusion can be used to prevent obesity.