Study finds time-restricted eating may help stave off diabetes, heart disease

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Salk and UC San Diego scientists have discovered that time-restricted eating in humans can help treat metabolic syndrome in conjunction with traditional medications.

Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

The research found that a 10-hour time-restricted eating intervention, when combined with traditional medications, resulted in weight loss, reduced abdominal fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and more stable blood sugar and insulin levels for participants.

Dr. Satchin Panda, Salk Institute Professor at Regulatory Biology Laboratory, was in studio to talk about it.

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