Eating at irregular times might seem harmless, but according to a recent study, it could increase your risk of hemorrhagic stroke. So what time should you sit down for dinner?
There are many lifestyle factors that increase the risk of stroke, but did you know that the time you eat your dinner could be one of them?
A recent study published in the journal Nutrients examined the links between dinner time and the risk of dying from stroke, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular disease.
Participants were divided into three groups: the early dinner group (before 8:00 p.m.), the irregular dinner group (irregular time), and the late dinner group (after 8:00 p.m.).
Those who ate their evening meals at irregular times were at increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke mortality — which occurs when a blood vessel in the skull ruptures and bleeds in and around the brain.
No significant association has been found between dinner time and mortality risk in other types of stroke, such as stroke. B. an ischemic stroke found. There was also no evidence of an association between meal timing and risk of coronary artery disease or cardiovascular disease.
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A total of 28,625 men and 43,213 women aged 40 to 79 years who were free of CVD and cancer at baseline participated in this study.
The researchers wrote, “We found that eating dinner irregularly was associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke mortality compared to eating dinner before 8 p.m.”
“To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to examine the association between dinner time and risk of cardiovascular mortality.
“In this large population-based prospective cohort study, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, irregular dinner timing was associated with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke mortality compared to eating early.”
They added that they found positive associations between irregular dinner times and the risk of total stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and all-cause cardiovascular mortality in subjects with a body mass index (BMI) of 23-24.9.
The most widely used way to check if you are at a healthy weight is BMI. According to the NHS, for most adults a BMI of:
Other stroke risk factors
According to the NHS, the leading cause of a hemorrhagic stroke is high blood pressure, which can weaken the arteries in the brain and make them more likely to split or rupture.
Things that increase the risk of high blood pressure include:
The NHS adds: “Haemorrhagic strokes can also be caused by the rupture of a ballooning enlargement of a blood vessel (brain aneurysm) or by abnormally shaped blood vessels in the brain.”