Another Win for The Early birds

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Early birds

Mankind has probably split into two different factions depending on their enthusiasm in the morning (Chronotypes). One of them is Early birds, they leap out of their bed early in the morning  to conquer the world while the other faction is Night owls, their productivity skyrockets past midnight. But the debate over which one is an ideal lifestyle seems to be never-ending. That won’t be the case anymore as a recent study showed that the night owls have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease than early birds.

A Rational Comparison between the Early birds and Night owls

There’s no major difference in context of age, body mass or metabolic syndrome between an early bird and a night owl, except for the amount of grumpiness one has in the morning. But there was significance difference between how energy sources were used between the two.

Early Birds

  • They use more fat as a source of energy.
  • They are more insulin sensitive.
  • Their cells used glucose more efficiently to reduce blood sugar.

Night owls 

  • They use more carbohydrates as a energy source.
  • They are insulin resistant, this poses a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • They need more insulin to lower their blood sugar level.

 A fair Warning 

This study serves the purpose of a warning for all the night owls out there. Chrononuitrition indeed impacts our health and it’s best to eat and start our day earlier to maintain our blood sugar and insulin levels in check. 

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