I've actually read studies that show that spreading meals throughout the day really is the best for avoiding intense hunger that can lead to binging. I also find the info in this article fishy though. Hardly anyone eats "3 meals + X number of snacks". That implies to meal that 3 meals is some sort of standard starting point from which people add to create their daily intake. That's not realistic.
I also don't agree with the calorie counts. People aren't getting obese off 200 extra calories a day.
In the end, information only helps you if you can define it's relationship to what you're trying to accomplish. The small differences between the reported meal frequency of the different groups tells me that there really isn't anything here worth noting when it comes to diet planning.
Bodyweight- 231, currently cutting to under 220
Raw total- 1280
Geared total- 1480
Best gym lifts, single ply-
Only goal- ELITE as soon as humanly (and chemically) possible.