Who Lives Longer: Night Owls or Early Birds?

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If you enjoy staying up late to do things like watch TV, read, or catch up on work, you may want to consider switching things up.

Night owls may be more prone to heart disease or diabetes, according to new research. Early risers burn more fat as energy and are more active than late-nighters.

According to a study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, early risers use more fat during both rest and exercise than their later-to-bed counterparts.

On top of that, daytime activity levels are higher in the former, leading to greater fat expenditure, while those of the latter are characterized by greater fat storage.

While both groups had a similar body composition, the early birds responded better to insulin levels and burned more fat at rest and during exercise.

Night owls have more obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease than early birds. Misaligned circadian rhythms are common among working adults.

51 healthy adults were divided into "early birds" and "night owls" based on their typical sleeping patterns. They all followed a strict diet and fasted one night.

Additionally, their activity level was monitored for one week. In addition, their body mass index, fitness level, and body composition were measured.

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