We are working to understand human metabolism and what happens when this biological system breaks down. The problem is more important than ever, given the increasing burden that diabetes and other metabolic dysfunctions have on human health and society.

Time-restricted eating improves health of firefighters

Professor Satchin Panda and team, in collaboration with UC San Diego and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, conducted a clinical trial and found that time-restricted eating improved measures of health and wellbeing in firefighters. Eating during a 10-hour window decreased firefighters’ “bad” cholesterol and alcohol intake, as well as improved their mental health, blood sugar, and blood pressure. The researchers also discovered that time-restricted eating may provide even greater benefits for those at risk for cardiometabolic disease and other chronic diseases.

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