Science Friday: The Mouse that Roared | Meal frequency and timing linked to BMI

Grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys), rodents known for their remarkably loud call, produce audible vocalizations in the same way that humans speak and wolves howl, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Grasshopper mice employ both a traditional whistle-like mechanism used by other mice and rats and a unique airflow-induced tissue vibration like that of humans.

Researchers from Northern Arizona University, Midwestern University at Glendale and Ritsumeikan University in Japan used heliox experiments, laryngeal and vocal tract morphological investigations and biomechanical modelling to investigate how grasshopper mice produce spectacular long-distance calls.


Meal frequency and timing linked to BMI

New information on how the timing of meals impacts weight gain or loss


A study by researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Czech Republic has found that timing and frequency of meals play a role in predicting weight loss or gain.

Using information gleaned from more than 50,000 participants in the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2), the researchers discovered four factors associated with a decrease in body mass index: eating only one or two meals per day; maintaining an overnight fast of up to 18 hours; eating breakfast instead of skipping it; and making breakfast or lunch the largest meal of the day. Making breakfast the largest meal yielded a more significant decrease in BMI than did lunch.



2 thoughts on “Science Friday: The Mouse that Roared | Meal frequency and timing linked to BMI

  1. Hi Mary, hope the Summer’s not too hot; we actually still have snow on the peaks up here.

    I’ve never gotten into facebook. First it seemed to be the “in club” thing to do, & I guess I have the same feeling about clubs that Groucho Marx had

    And there’s the facebook/CIA connection

    Maybe it’s not much better but I am on teh twitters

    I do miss how FDL became a community. And totally miss the people who made up that community, like you and Ron.


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