Depending on the results, it will appear Sleep and wake cycles linked to our metabolic health. Specifically, the night owls in this study had a reduced ability to use fat for energy, which may lead to fat accumulation, and thus an increased risk of disease. They are also more prone to insulin resistance, with Insulin resistance Being strongly linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
On the other hand, early birds were found to use more fat for energy during exercise and during rest, compared to night owls. They were also usually more active and had better fitness levels than night owls.
As the study’s senior author, Stephen Malin Ph.D.explains in a press release, “Differences in lipid metabolism between early birds and night owls show that our bodies circadian rhythm It can affect how our bodies use insulin. A sensitive or impaired ability to respond to the hormone insulin has major implications for our health.”