Worldwide, more than 650 million people are obese and 1.9 billion are overweight according to the WHO, or 39% of adults over 18 years old. In France, obesity affects 17% of adults. A pathology that significantly increases the risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other potentially fatal diseases. In adults, obesity is defined by a BMI of 30 or more. And according to a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the risk of obesity could be aggravated by the time at which one eats his dinner before going to bed. If this finding was already known, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital wanted to understand why.
Indeed, eating (too) late reduce calorie burning, may increase hunger and cause changes in fatty tissue, which may contribute to weight gain. A late dinner could also impact the appetite-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin.
I am so happy and proud to be coauthor in this study lead by Frank Scheer and Nina Vujović, in @Cell_Metabolism
Which show converging mechanisms by which late eating may result in positive energy balance and increased obesity risk.https://t.co/nWtuQKYvwM
— Marta Garaulet (@martagaraulet) October 5, 2022
“In this study, we asked, ‘Does it matter when we eat when everything else is consistent? And we found
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