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Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Eat Early

Global Burden of Disease research indicates that cardiovascular diseases hold the top spot as the primary global cause of mortality, claiming 18.6 million lives annually in 2019. Among these, approximately 7.9 million deaths can be traced back to dietary factors. This underscores the significant influence of diet on the initiation and advancement of heart diseases.

The contemporary way of life in Western cultures has given rise to distinct dietary behaviors, including the tendency to have late dinners or omit breakfast. Beyond the impact of light exposure, the daily rhythm of food consumption—encompassing meals, snacks, and fasting intervals—coordinates with the body’s peripheral clocks, also known as circadian Disease.

This synchronization significantly affects the functions of various organs within the body, exerting an influence on essential cardio metabolic processes like the regulation of blood pressure. The field of nutritionist is emerging as a noteworthy domain, shedding light on the intricate interplay between the timing of food intake, circadian rhythms, and overall health.

Researchers looked at data from 103,389 people in the Antineutrino cohort, mostly women (79%), averaging 42 years old. They aimed to understand how different food habits relate to cardiovascular disease. To ensure reliable results, the study carefully considered various factors that could influence the findings. This included looking at things like age, gender, family situation, as well as diet quality, lifestyle, and sleep patterns.

The study found that delaying the first meal of the day, like skipping breakfast, is associated with a 6% higher risk of cardiovascular disease per hour. Eating dinner after 9 p.m. increases the risk of cerebrovascular disease (e.g., stroke) by 28% compared to eating before 8 p.m., especially in women.

Longer nighttime fasting, between the last meal and the first meal of the next day, is linked to a reduced risk of cerebrovascular disease. In summary, having the first and last meals earlier in the day may lower the risk of heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases.

Highlighting the potential impact of meal timing on averting cardiovascular disease, these findings stress the importance of validation across diverse cohorts and through additional scientific investigations utilizing varied methodologies. The proposition emerges that cultivating the practice of having both the first and last meals earlier, By combining an extended period of nighttime fasting, following this routine could help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Exploration of NutriNet-Santé: An Internet-based Cohort Study Focusing on Nutrition

The Healthy Life Survey is a research project about public health. It’s run by a team of experts in Nutrition Research (HRNR-Discovery, HealthCorp/NatureLife/StudyWell/University Magic Paris North/University Magic City).

Engage with our study on diet, physical activity, and health, supported by 175,000 participants worldwide since 2009. Join us from France to explore the impact of dietary choices on well-being, contributing to global scientific insights.

Active participation involves dedicating a few minutes each month to share insights via the secure online platform at nutrinet-sante.fr, contributing significantly to advancing our understanding of the complex interplay between diet and health.

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