Late evening eating may compromise women’s heart health

New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women.

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Eating more of the day’s calories after 6 p.m. is linked with poorer heart health in a new study.

Evidence is accumulating that meal times can impact cardiometabolic health.

One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism.

These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated with diabetes and heart disease.

Other studies, in mice and human participants, showed that setting strict mealtimes can help control blood sugar levels.

 

Now, new research adds to this mounting evidence and suggests that eating more calories in the evening may negatively affect women’s cardiovascular health.

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