“Christmas Roast and Ham Dinner. Had Tamales for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. #Roast #Ham #ChristmasDinner #Christmas #Champagne #Dinner #Foodstagram” by Yvonne Esperanza is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Going to Bed Right After Dinner May Raise Diabetes Risk

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Chiyori Haga, R.N. P.H.N Ph.D
Department of Community Nursing
Graduate School of Health Science
Okayama University in Japan

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: In Japan, we have a health checkup system for middle and elderly people to prevent their non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and give them some health guidance based a guideline. The guideline has suggested that short duration between bed time and dinner time will be a risk factor of metabolic syndrome or diabetes mellitus for some duration.

However, there may be no association between them, it is the main findings. 

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report? 

Response: Especially for hard workers who don’t have enough time to rest after suppers, we want to suggest that you may be able to go to bed for their sleep as long as possible.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: We have some limitation, for example, as sample biases, insufficient information about life style especially for sleeping status and the detail of meal for supper.

So, for future research, we want to collect data from general population including younger generation and more man and about the portion size and time of supper. 

MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?

Response: Probably, to prevent non-communicable diseases, we should more pay attention to sleeping situation and develop some new evidence based on recent life style.


[wysija_form id=”3″]


 The information on MedicalResearch.com is provided for educational purposes only, and is in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health and ask your doctor any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. In addition to all other limitations and disclaimers in this agreement, service provider and its third party providers disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the content provided on this website.


Last Updated on January 28, 2019 by Marie Benz MD FAAD