The study was presented on Saturday during the annual session American Heart Association that eating at late hours adds to the risk of suffering heart disease, according to the magazine Live Science.
In the United States, a significant part of the population wants to sleep late and sleep a few hours, a way of life that is related eat after an hour, Says Nour Makarem, Postdoctoral Doctor of Vagelos Doctors and Surgery Cardiology. Columbia and the main research factor.
Researchers set themselves the goal of finding out whether a meal-time factor contributes to increased obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes in recent years. The researchers used a Latin American database on Community health research to enable them to analyze data over 12,700 Hispanic and Latin adults 18-76 years of age. Although authors focused only on this particular group of people in the study, Makarem emphasized that authors anticipate a similar connection with other demographic sectors. United States
During the study, participants reported eating habits and the group of researchers monitored data that corresponded to two separate days, collecting data blood pressure and blood sugar.
The analysis revealed that over half of participants used 30 percent or more of daily calories in the afternoon after 6 o'clock. These people had higher blood sugar levels and a higher HOMA-IR (insulin resistance indicator) and higher blood pressure than those who had undergone less than 30% of calories 6 afternoon afternoon.
The researchers also found that the people who had spent 30% or more of daily calories 6 after the afternoon was 19% more than probability to develop prevention (If a person's blood glucose level is exceptionally high, but not enough to think about diabetes). Also, 23% these same participants were more likely to develop hypertension than those who ate before the set time. This connection was especially common among women, he stresses. Makarem.
The study found only a connection between the schedule of the meal and the health problems of a person but has not shown that there is a causal relationship according to the aforementioned article.