What is it about?
Eating during later part of the day (i.e., at evening or at night) is generally associated with misalignment of our body clock and their associated functions, which in turn can increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease etc. Due to our modern-day lifestyles, whilst it may not be practical to avoid eating late altogether, this review article highlights some of the diet-based approaches that can be embraced to reduce such risks. These include (1) the manipulation of the quality and quantity of certain foods and nutrients that may be consumed at specific times during the day, as well as (2) the incorporation of certain dietary components in these foods as 'chronobiotics', with the ability to directly improve body clock related functions and thereby improve cardiometabolic health.
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Why is it important?
To date, the epidemiological associations between the intake of specific foods and nutrients and the risk of chronic diseases have been somewhat equivocal and unclear. Perhaps one of the missing link is an additional dimension of 'time'. In other words, it is not only what (nutrients/foods) we eat, but also WHEN we eat them may be an important consideration.
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This page is a summary of: Is There a Utility of Chrono‐Specific Diets in Improving Cardiometabolic Health?, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, July 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.202200043.
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