In a previous post, major points indicated that eating a very early dinner, or skipping it entirely, alters the way the body burns fat and carbohydrates, resulting in reduced hunger and improved fat burning. The timing of meals remain significant in keeping healthy, in many ways. Here Maggie Fox, Today.com, reflects on important strategy to reduce the risk of heart disease:
“Eating a big dinner at night can lead to high blood pressure and diabetes, the American Heart Association said Monday.
Anything people eat after 6 p.m. might not necessarily pack on the pounds, but the extra calories cause other bad health effects such as higher blood sugar and higher blood pressure, researchers said in a summary of work to be presented at the Heart Association’s meeting later this month.
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Other research being presented offers some strategies for losing weight, including stepping on the scales every day and eating more nuts.
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A team at Columbia University Medical Center in New York analyzed interviews of nearly 13,000 people taking part in a national study of the health of Latinos and Hispanics who answered questions about lifestyle and got medical exams at the same time.
The more they ate after 6 p.m., the higher their blood sugar levels, the team found. People who said they ate about a third or more of their calories at night had a 23 percent higher risk of high blood pressure.
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“In our study we show that if you eat most of your calories before 6 p.m., you may have better cardiovascular health,” said Columbia’s Nour Makarem, who worked on the study. “Your meal timing matters and eating earlier in the day may be an important strategy to help lower the risk for heart disease.”
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