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Health Hacks Did you know eat late can increase your breast cancer risk?

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that eating too late at night could actually raise your risk of breast cancer.

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According to this new study, opening the fridge or cooking past 8 p.m. may damage more than just your waistline, it can also up the chances of you getting breast cancer.

Researchers in California looked at the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found out that just eating food at set times and having dinner early in the evening reduced women’s risk of developing breast cancer.

The study also shows that "women who left more time between their last snack of the day and first meal of the next morning had significantly better control over their blood sugar levels."

"The dietary advice for cancer prevention usually focuses on limiting consumption of red meat, alcohol, and refined grains while increasing plant-based foods," said co-author Ruth Patterson, Ph.D., program leader of the cancer prevention program at the University of California, San Diego.

"New evidence suggests that when and how often people eat can also play a role in cancer risk."

Therefore, do not eat after eight at night in order to lower your breast cancer risk and also to stay fit.

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