Could An Early Dinner Mean A Longer Life? Maybe….

By kncitom on July 20, 2018

I have been made fun by certain people I work with for the time I eat dinner. I usually sit down around 4 and the reason for that is, duh, I get up early so I go to bed early, and I’ve always hated going to bed right after eating. My family sometimes joins me, sometimes not.

But maybe they–and Cody and Pat!–should be joining me more often.

A new medical study shows eating dinner earlier appears to lower your risk of cancer by 20%…particularly breast and prostate cancer.

In the simplest terms I can muster, the study (published in the International Journal of Cancer), indicates that humans evolved to digest and metabolize food while they’re awake, and when that process is taking place at night, while we’re trying to sleep, it messes up our system. The study suggests that if you wanna decrease your cancer odds? Eat at least 2 hours before bedtime.

It’s a pretty interesting read and you can find out more about it here. Meantime, if you see me at Olive Garden around 4 in the afternoon, don’t make fun. I’m just there at that time for my health (Ok and maybe the endless bread sticks).


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