A new study just published in the journal Cell Metabolism may have significant implications for human obesity. While the study is in mice, it is also extremely well controlled and the results are very compelling. It turns out that restricting feeding to a window of 9-12 hours has significant metabolic effects on everything from blood glucose to cholesterol. The graphic below shows the effects of various feeding schedules on obese and normal weight mice.
The link above goes to the Abstract, but unlike many on-line peer-reviewed journals, Cell Biology allows you to access the full article from the page.