Leaving 2-hour gap between dinner and bedtime may not affect blood glucose

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Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn’t seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Avoiding eating a meal or snacking shortly before going to bed is thought to be better for long term health. In Japan, the recommended gap is 2 hours at least three times a week.

But, based on their findings, the researchers suggest that people might be better off getting enough sleep and keeping their weight, drinking, and smoking in check to stave off the risk of ‘lifestyle’ illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease that are associated with high blood glucose.

In Japan, 40-74 year olds get regular health checks, to try and lower the risk of lifestyle-related ill health, which increases with…

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