Eating Patterns Are Also Critical To Liver Health
Many of us know a healthy diet is one of the ways to protect our liver. But it is not just about eating the right food. It is also about eating in the right way. In 2015, research published in Population Health Management found that eating too fast and eating before sleep significantly impacts liver fat issues.
About 2000 participants were chosen among health insurance beneficiaries who were not identified as having liver fat problems. They completed physicals in 2009 and agreed to perform specific health checkups in 2012 in Fukuoka and Shizuoka Prefectures. Heavy drinkers and non-drinkers were excluded from the research.
According to the questionnaire, about 40% of participants indicated that they were either eating too fast, eating near bedtime, or both. During the 3-year study, 52 participants developed non-alcoholic liver fat problems. The team found that participants who ate near bedtime had double the chances of developing non-alcoholic liver fat problems. Participants who ate fast and ate near bedtime were 2.5 times more likely to develop liver fat problems than the others.
The team determined that overeating and lack of exercise is the reason behind the accumulation of liver triglycerides and results in non-alcoholic liver fat problems. And eating before bed exactly fits this scenario.
Therefore, people who want to take care of their liver health should eat the right food, eat slowly and avoid eating before bed.
- * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.