New research shows that women who consume too much calories at night risk cardiovascular disease
Many believe that eating late at night is a problem because it makes you fat. In fact, a new study has shown that the main problem is not weight gain, but levels of inflammation, which are associated with a higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Eat too much in the evenings: American research
The study was conducted by Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Researchers, led by Nur Makarem, have studied 112 healthy 112 women with an average age of 33 years.
The team examined participants' cardiovascular health based on Life is simple 7. It is a method of measuring heart health, developed by the American Heart Association. Takes into account:
- blood presure,
- blood sugar,
- physical activity,
By analyzing these factors, the researchers calculate the risk score. The research team was subjected to control participants at the beginning of the study and after one year.
Eating too much at night risks heart health
The results suggest that those who consume more calories after 6 pm tend to have cardiovascular health. For every 1% more calorie intake after 6 pm, your heart health score drops. As a result, blood pressure and body mass index tend to increase, such as blood glucose. It is no coincidence that women of Latin descent, who represented 44% of participants, had on average high blood pressure. Because of their lifestyle, the Spanish and Latin communities usually dine late in the evening.
Eat late at night: other studies have warned of this habit
Eating late at night also puts the metabolism of sugar and fat in jeopardy. It actually intervenes in the release of some hormones, fundamental to our health and metabolism.
Brigham Research and Hospital Hospital in Boston (USA) and University of Murcia (Spain), published in 2013 onInternational Journal of Obesity, pointed out as well those who dine after 3 pm place their risk on the waist.
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