Time-restricted Eating Controls Glucose Levels
May 28, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Maya Rudolph, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD Candidate
Type 2 diabetes can be caused by a number of modifiable risk factors pertaining to a person’s lifestyle, such as weight (obesity), physical inactivity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. To avoid glucose intolerance, experts recommend eating healthier foods to regulate weight. Not only is it important to keep control of what foods are ingested and portion sizes, but what times of day foods are eaten is also fairly important. Time-restricted eating can be essential in improving glucose levels. This restricted diet includes eating all meals during a limited period of time of the day. For example, a time restricted diet can involve all meals to be eaten within the hours of 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day. A new study looked at how beneficial the time-restricted eating is, examining whether, without changing other dietary habits, time restricted eating during the day would help blood glucose levels stay under control....
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