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Large Amounts of Food at Night can Increase Diabetes Complications

separator A recent study has shown that people who eat more than 25 percent of their daily calories at night were two to three times more likely to:

  • Be obese
  • Have poor blood sugar control
  • Have complications such as heart disease, kidney problems and nerve damage 

This type of night eating can be associated with an actual syndrome, in which people may even get out of bed a couple of times during the night to snack on sugary, fatty foods. Some experts believe that night eating is associated with stress. Participants in the recent study said they ate at night in response to feelings of depression, anger, sadness or other similar emotions.


If you frequently find yourself in the kitchen eating in the late hours of the night, and you think this behavior could be damaging your health, talk with your doctor. It could be that you have an underlying emotional condition that needs treatment.

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