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.
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