Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

On January 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that restricting eating times may benefit people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. In a study conducted on mice with…

Later meal times can promote weight gain and upset metabolism

On June 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

For the first time, researchers offer experimental evidence that, compared with eating earlier in the day, a pattern of later meal times can promote weight gain and has an unfavorable impact on energy metabolism and hormonal markers that are linked to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. A…

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, study finds. Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. …

Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent…

Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?

On October 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Jet lag can be problematic for jet-setters and long-haul cabin crew alike, who cross several time zones to reach their destination. While sleep strategies can alleviate jet lag, they are unable to reset body clocks. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom have found that regulating…