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Avoid Night Snacking to Lower Breast Cancer Risk: Study

By    |   Monday, 20 April 2015 01:37 PM

Lengthening the fasting time between dinner and breakfast the next morning could help lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Researchers found that women who refrain from food between night and morning had significantly reduced levels of blood glucose, which are associated with breast cancer.

In fact, each three-hour increase in the length of nighttime fasting resulted in a four percent lower blood glucose level, researchers at the University of California, San Diego said.

High glucose levels are a sign of diabetes, a condition that in turn greatly raises the risk of breast cancer.

Mounting evidence suggests that overnight fasting (upwards of 12-16 hours) has favorable effects on glucose metabolism and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

“This is a simple dietary change that we believe most women can understand and adopt," said Catherine Marinac, doctoral candidate and first author of the study, which is published in the Journal of Neuroscience. "It may have a big impact on public health without requiring complicated counting of calories or nutrients."

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