3 August 2022

Restricting eating to 10 hours a day is beneficial for glucose levels in diabetes patients

Time-restricted Eating (TRE), also known as a form of intermittent fasting, is a new strategy that limits the period of food intake, and maintains a regular cycle of eating during the day followed by a prolonged period of fasting in the evening and at night. Recent research by Patrick Schrauwen and Charlotte Andriessen (both working at Maastricht University) shows that adults with type 2 diabetes do indeed benefit from a maximum food intake period of ten hours a day, at least in relation to lowering their blood sugar. The results are published in the scientific journal Diabetologia.