Meal timing and late eating as a modulator of cancer risk and risk-associated biomarkers | Ruth Patterson

Parent Episode: Ruth Patterson, PhD, on Time-Restricted Eating in Humans & Breast Cancer Prevention

Inflammation and elevated levels of the hormones insulin and estrogen can lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Meal timing can impact these risk parameters. The thinking is that humans have evolved to eat during the day, when the body is more insulin sensitive, and to fast at night. Eating late at night – particularly large meals – can be detrimental and, along with DNA damage, provides fertile ground for cancer to develop. In this clip, Dr. Ruth Patterson discusses how eating in accordance with the body's natural circadian rhythm may reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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