Night Meal Dangerous for Brain, Scientists Research

American scientists using experience of rodents have shown that ingestion during the night leads not only to overweight, however, and problems with the brain. These results were obtained during the experiment, when watching Genetics 2 groups of mice leading nocturnal lifestyle. In consequence of the animals from the first group began to show the worst results of tests for memory.

After analyzing the results acquired as a result of numerous experiments, scientists have concluded that eating at night is dangerous to health. Mice fed the first group from 21:00 to 3:00, the mice were the second group - from 9:00 to 15:00 for two weeks. Animals were divided into two groups.

Although in general the mouse in both groups dedicated sleep roughly equal amounts of time, those who ate the day, usually slept more often and for a short period. Their circadian rhythms have been broken, and this led to the fact that their brains were less intensively produced some proteins, including responsible for learning and memory. Having said this, and the results of jobs on a memory test, mice are given periodically.

Scientists suggest that the memory of a man who has a habit of eating at night, suffering about the same as the memory of mice in the experiment were forced to eat during the day. Lead author Don Lo admits that talking about these findings with confidence is a bit premature, but some indirect evidence already exists - for example, it is known that a person who works the night shift as a whole is worse to cope with tests of intelligence than if it works day.

It is unclear how strong the negative effect of the night meal per person, said Luo.However, we already know that people who work the night shift, solve problems worse on intelligence.

In 2014, scientists discovered that circadian rhythms are not only react to the light, they shift even certain chemicals in food. Makoto Akashi of Yamaguchi University conducted experiments on single cells and live mice and found that insulin shifts circadian rhythms in some tissues. Probably, the body thus synchronizes stomach clock time with meals, achieving optimum operation of the digestive system.