A recent study revealed that eating dinner before 9 pm and going to bed 2 hours after finishing the meal significantly lowered the risk of breast an d prostate cancer. This is definitely a new thought. Eating late and going to bed early has always been associated with weight gain, risk of diabetes, and insomnia.
The changes in timing of circadian rhythm in sleep or diet are less extreme than those observed on night work shifts. This is all new information. We have always focused on the types of foods ingesting instead of the timing of the food in relation to sleep.
Further research needs to be done. The co author of the study stated this, “ Everything seems to indicate that the timing of sleep affects our capacity to metabolize food.”