It is advisable to eat food during the day within the 10-hour interval: this will help to improve health and prevent the development of diabetes, said scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Research in San Diego (California, US).
Specialists conducted a study involving 19 people with metabolic syndrome, a condition in which the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes increases by five times over the next five years, and the risk of cardiovascular disorders by two times. Volunteers were asked to eat within the 10-hour interval for 12 weeks, and did not eat anything in the remaining 14 hours. At the same time, the participants themselves could choose at what time to start this interval, and slightly change it for an early breakfast or late dinner.
It turned out that such a diet helped to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol. 12 people with this diet also showed an improvement in fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c. All these changes occurred while maintaining the previous physical activity of the participants. Some volunteers stopped taking medications to control cholesterol and drugs for hypertension.