The recommendation of small, frequent meals is popular among those trying to shed pounds. A British study found that obese women give two or five meals each day with exactly the same number of calories burned the same amount of energy. However, the obese women accumulated significantly higher levels of endotoxins (gut bacteria fragments) after eating five meals compared to two meals. These endotoxins cause inflammation and may raise the risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
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