Mealtimes & Diabetes
A total of 51 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 considered at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will participate. They’ll be divided into three groups. In one, they’ll make no changes in their eating habits; in the second, the participants will be required to eat only between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the third group will limit eating their meals to between noon and eight p.m. Throughout the study the participants’ blood pressure, waist and hip circumference will be monitored and they’ll provide blood and urine samples. In addition, a registered dietician will monitor changes to food preferences to assess if they have any influence on the changes in diet. Jonathan Johnston, Ph.D., Professor of Chronobiology and Integrative Physiology at the University of Surrey, wrote that the study would help determine what time of day is optimal to eat in order to reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
S. Lynch, J. D. Johnston, M. D. Robertson. “Early versus late time‐restricted feeding in adults at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes: Is there an optimal time to eat for metabolic health?” Nutrition Bulletin, 2020; DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12479
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