According to a new study done by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain eating your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer. Having dinner post 10 pm can increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer. People who eat by 9 pm have a 20% lower risk of those types of cancers.
Author Manolis Kogevinas said, “Our study concludes that adherence to diurnal eating patterns is associated with a lower risk of cancer. The findings highlight the importance of assessing circadian rhythms in studies on diet and cancer.”
The author further said, “Breast and prostate cancers are also among those most strongly associated with night-shift work, circadian disruption and alteration of biological rhythms. The research suggests that long-term late-night snacking may have a similar effect to night-shift work and circadian disruption. If the findings are confirmed, they will have implications for cancer prevention recommendations, which currently do not take meal timing into account.”