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London: If you are a night owl or prefer sleep late at night and you have problems waking up early, then you are at greater risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes from early risers. The study showed that people with an evening assumption were 2.5 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than those who were morning blots.
In addition, people with a supernatural assumption have more unpredictable eating habits and take more unhealthy diet, including more alcohol, sugars and fast food than early risers. They had a lower intake of fruits and vegetables and a higher intake of energy drinks, alcoholic, sugar and caffeinated beverages, as well as a higher energy intake of fat, says Leonidas Karagunis, a researcher at Nestle Health Science.
"In teens, we also believe that that evening chronotype is associated with more practical dietary behavior and a poor diet. This could have important implications for health in adulthood, because most dietary habits are formed in adolescence," said Susanna Almosavi, a research candidate from Northumbria University in the UK.
Nutrition throughout the day was also associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, as the circadian rhythm affects the way glucose is metabolized in the body, the researchers said, in a paper published in the journal Advances in Nutrition. Glucose levels should naturally decrease during the day and reach the lowest point at night.
However, while night owls often eat shortly before bedtime, their glucose levels increase when they fall asleep, which can adversely affect metabolism, as their bodies do not follow the normal biological process.
The researchers also found evidence that night owls would accumulate sleep during the week and would fall asleep at weekends more to compensate for this, while early birds had smaller differences in their sleep during the week.