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Late evening eating may put women’s heart health at risk

Evidence is accumulating that mealtimes can impact cardiometabolic health. One recent study, for example, showed that eating meals earlier in the day can help people lose weight, while eating later in the day may promote weight gain and slow down metabolism. These studies also showed that later mealtimes raise inflammatory markers that are usually associated […]

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Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

People living near green spaces are at lower risk of metabolic syndrome, finds study

This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” which provides further evidence on the health benefits of green spaces. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together and include obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar levels, and abnormal fat […]

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Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolism

The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, is also vital for health. New research, which is now published in the journal Scientific […]

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