Modern people have busy lives, irregular diet, and even upside-down living habits day and night.However, a new study points out that eating at night before going to bed is more likely to disruptbiological clock,lead tometabolic disordermake people changeobesityand increase the risk ofdiabetesrisks of.
That’s the finding, according to a study published in October in the journal Science by Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. In the study, the researchers divided nocturnal mice into two groups and fed them a high-fat diet for a week during the night when they were active and during the day when they were inactive. The results showed that mice that ate during periods of inactivity gained more weight.
Chelsea Helper, lead author of the study, noted that the mice expended more energy during certain time periods, and that while both groups ate the same food, the mice that ate during the active period were healthier.
The research team believes that the energy release should be influenced bybiological clockControlled by mechanisms that regulate energy balance in the body.The study also found that mice genetically engineered (genetically engineered so that foreign DNA was introduced into their genome) to have more fat cells to produce heat were less prone toobesitythe mechanism involves the metabolism of creatine (an organic acid that can quickly provide energy to the body).
Joseph B. Bass, a professor at Northwestern University School of Medicine, also said that when animals eat high-fat and high-carbohydrate foods, their biological clocks tend to be disrupted.
Biological clocks are also sensitive to meal timing, especially in adipose tissue, but high-fat diets disrupt this sensitivity. Although the mechanism behind this is unclear, studies have found that obese animals are more likely to eat when they should be sleeping, suggesting a link between obesity and the biological clock.
Bass also said the findings not only shed light on the link between eating and sleep disorders, but also explain some of the problems seen in patients in long-term care.Those who rely on feeding tubes usually take in nutrients through the feeding tube at night before going to bed, but this time is the time when patients release the least energy, which is why the obesity rate anddiabetesThe reason for the high incidence.
For the English report, see The Epoch Times:Study Finds Late-Night Eating More Likely to Lead to Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 。
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