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Do you eat after 11 o'clock in the evening? There is a risk of dying sooner

Do you eat after 11 o'clock in the evening? There is a risk of dying sooner

Eating after 11pm is associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality and almost double the risk of diabetes. This is a problem that involves shift workers more.

On the occasion of World Sleep Day, which is celebrated every year on March 15, the Italian Diabetology Association recalls the importance of the relationship between sleep, food and the development of type 2 diabetes.

According to a study with 41,000 people, it was found that: "The moment at which meals are consumed is more important than you think", explains Professor Angelo Avogaro, President of SID "consuming night meals with a high energy load exposes you to risks therefore the choice of foods is a strategy to combat the dangers of eating at night, either out of habit or for professional needs as it happens in night workers or those on shifts".

Research has found a more than double increased risk of diabetes mortality in those who eat dinner between 11pm and midnight.

The human body has its own clock and it is located in the brain. This clock, a master central clock, synchronizes all the functions of the organism. This watch is influenced by natural light.

Light is hit by specific receptors present in the retina. Among peripheral signals, melatonin is one of the most well-known. The fat-soluble hormone produced by the pineal gland increases at night with a peak between 2 and 4 a.m., affecting sleep, temperature, and appetite. The modern rhythms of life, already with the introduction of electric light which has extended the periods of awakening at night, interfere with the biological clock which is regulated in natural rhythms.