Two meals a day may help diabetes

A crossover study of 54 patients following two calorie-restricted diets found that eating only breakfast and lunch reduced body weight, liver fat content, fasting plasma glucose, C-peptide and glucagon levels more than a diet of the same calories split over six meals. Eating two meals also increased oral glucose insulin sensitivity more than six smaller meals.

While most biomarkers decreased in response to both diets, the effect was greater in the group that consumed all their daily calories at breakfast and lunch.

Fasting plasma glucagon decreased