Your dinner time could affect your risk of cancer, study finds
WHILE MIDNIGHT SNACKS AREN’T GOOD FOR YOUR WAISTLINE, IT CAN ALSO INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER, ACCORDING TO A STUDY THAT HAS SHOWN IT CAN DISRUPT THE INTERNAL BODY CLOCK.
Spanish scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health have found that people who regularly ate dinner after 9pm, or less than two hours before bedtime, had a 25% higher risk of breast and prostate cancer. According to them, late dinners and midnight snacks force the body’s metabolism to speed up when it should ideally be winding down for the day. It’s similar to what happens to people’s bodies when they do shift work, which trigger hormonal cues that are linked to breast and prostate cancers. While the risk has been estimated, the team suggests further research is required to understand the reasons behind the findings.