Eating dinner earlier in the evening could reduce your cancer risk. Results of a study at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, showed that eating dinner too late can increase the risk of developing cancer.
People who ate their evening meal before 9:00 p.m. or at least 2 hours before going to bed had 20 percent less risk of breast or prostate cancer than those who ate after 10:00 p.m. or went to bed soon after eating.
Previously, there were several studies investigating links between obesity and cancer. But, the effects of what time the meal is eaten was seldom researched.
For example, a recent study investigated potential links between meal timing and two common types of cancer: prostate cancer and breast cancer.
These cancers are also known to be linked with night-shift work and disruption to the biological clock. And therefore, they might also react to meal times.
Official guidelines currently do not take into account meal times effects on health. These results are striking and need to be replicated. But, for now, indications are that timing of sleep affects the capacity to metabolize food.