Several studies have indicated that people who eat later in the day and at night are at greater risk of heart disease than those who complete the earlier meals. US researchers experiment on animals confirmed that this is true. If you pay attention to your health, you should have in mind that the time you eat may be just as important as what you eat. Researchers at the State University of San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biology performed an experiment on fruit flies. These insects have long been used in experiments as models to determine the genetic basis of human diseases, including heart disease. So, the researchers divided the fruit fly (with a life expectancy about 60 days) in two groups, 2 weeks old. The first group was allowed access to food (maize porridge) all day. The second group is the access was granted only to 12 hours a day. Over several weeks, the researchers recorded how much they eat flies and tested a variety of health indicators relating to their dream, body weight and physiology of the heart.
After three weeks, the results were clear: the flies whose access to food was limited to 12 hours they slept better, not the fatted much and their heart were far healthier than the other group, who ate “at all times”, even though they ate approximately the same quantity of food. And after five weeks, the researchers observed the same results.
“When we compared flies old 5 weeks (more than half the lifetime) were in such good condition that we sometimes think we confused them with the flies old 3 weeks (1/3 lifetime). “We had a couple of times to repeat the experiment to be really convinced that good health was indeed caused by a time limit of meals, “said one of the researchers. And what is interesting is the following: even if the time limit meals introduced in the late age, health benefits still exist. Of course, people are not flies, and we eat a variety of food (every day something different). However, this experiment, along with the previous one of the same laboratory experiment, which was conducted in rodents, indicating that markedly limit the time taken for food contributes to the prevention of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes of second type.
“All in all, these results contribute to the opinion that the time to have meals deeply affects the body and the brain,” noted Dr. Sachidananda Panda, one of the authors of the study, and another researcher, Dr. Girish Melkani, added:
“Time-meal does not require a drastic change in lifestyle. The moral of this research would be as – omit any snacking late at night. “