WASHINGTON: A new study provides more alarming consequences of his habit of eating snacks late at night.
The findings suggest that eating at night can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and the 24-hour cycle of the body is to blame.
Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico observed fat levels, called triglycerides, in the blood of rats.
They discovered that after feeding the rats with fat at the beginning of their rest period, their blood fat levels soared more dramatically than when they were fed during the start of their active phase.
When they eliminated the part of the rat brain that controls the 24-hour cycle, there was no longer a change in fat levels.
High levels of fat in the blood are associated with heart disease and diabetes. These diseases are associated with a lifestyle in which humans ignore the signals of the biological clock and eat at night and at night.
This study demonstrates why a lifestyle like this that is not synchronized with our 24-hour cycle can result in high levels of blood fat and, therefore, an increased risk of heart problems.
Commenting on the study, author Ruud Buijs said: “The fact that we can ignore our biological clock is important for survival, we can decide to sleep during the day when we are extremely tired or run away from danger at night. – with shift work, jet lag or staying up late at night – will harm our long-term health, especially when we eat at times when we should sleep. “