A new study looked at subjects who ate dinner at 10pm and went to bed at 11pm, versus those who ate at 6pm and went to bed at the same time.
No matter what food was in the meal, the fat burned was lower for the later meal time.
The study’s author Jonathan C. Jun, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, M.d said: “This study sheds new light on how eating a late dinner worsens glucose tolerance and reduces the amount of fat burned. The effect of late eating varies greatly between people and depends on their usual bedtime.”
“This shows that some people might be more vulnerable to late eating than others. If the metabolic effects we observed with a single meal keep occurring chronically, then late eating could lead to consequences such as diabetes or obesity.”