Eating Late at night can be more dangerous than you think, a study Confirms

What is this All about
Eating late at night can have serious effects on Health and can also affect your heart negatively as confirmed by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania





Study Source 
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Eating late can cause serious health problems
Compared to eating earlier in the day, consistently eating late a night can cause serious health problems like increase weight, insulin and cholesterol levels and can also negatively affect fat metabolism, thus increasing the risk of diabetes and heart problems. The researchers found that eating late at night can raise insulin and glucose levels both of which cause type 2 diabetes 

What they did
The researchers asked nine adults of healthy weight to eat three meals and two snacks between 8 am and 7 pm for eight weeks and asked the same adults to eat between noon and 11 pm for another eight weeks, also the participants were asked to sleep between 11 pm to 9 am. Participants visited Penn's Center for Human Phenomic Science to get metabolic measures and blood drawn in the beginning, after the first eating condition, after the two week wash out and after second eating condition  so they can easily measure the changes in weight, metabolism and energy used

The Research Team Found
The team found when participants ate later as compared to day time not only there weight increased but also led to metabolizing fewer lipids and more carbs. Apart from this they also confirmed that while eating during daytime, participants also received certain cues to eat earlier and eating earlier helped them to feel fuller for longer hours. This suggest that eating ealrier may help prevent over eating later at night. 


Kelly Allison PhD, an associate professor of psychology in Psychiatry and director of the Center for Weight and Eating disorders, and senior authority of the study said '' “While lifestyle change is never easy, these findings suggest that eating earlier in the day may be worth the effort to help prevent these detrimental chronic health effects.  “We have an extensive knowledge of how overeating affects health and body weight, but now we have a better understanding of how our body processes foods at different times of day over a long period of time.”


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