Shop At Home Lab Tests SHOP ALL → Bars & DrinksBars & SnacksElectrolyte DrinksEnergy DrinksProtein Drinks SHOP ALL → Bundle & Save SHOP ALL → CBD SHOP ALL → Diet & Weight ManagementBlood Sugar SupportThermogenicsWeight Management SHOP ALL → Essential Oils & Aromatherapy SHOP ALL → Fitness AccessoriesHeart Rate MonitorsPillowsWatch AccessoriesWatches SHOP ALL → Immunity & WellnessImmunityMineralsMultivitaminsVitamins SHOP ALL → Joints Support & OmegasFish OilJoints SupportPlant Based Omegas SHOP ALL → Men's HealthMen's Sexual HealthProstate SupportTestosterone Support SHOP ALL → On Sale ProductsFLASH SALEThis Week's Sale SHOP ALL → Performance & RecoveryNon-Stim Pre-WorkoutsPerformancePre-WorkoutsRecovery SHOP ALL → Probiotics & DigestionCleanse & DetoxDigestion SupportProbiotics SHOP ALL → ProteinPlant Based ProteinWhey Protein SHOP ALL → Superfoods & Plant BasedGreens MixesSuperfoodsVegan Products SHOP ALL → Targeted HealthBrain & Eye HealthHeart HealthLiver HealthStress & Sleep SHOP ALL → Women's HealthBone HealthHair, Skin, & NailsHormone SupportWomen's Sexual Health SHOP ALL → LATEST PRODUCTS Fitness FitnessEssential Amino Acids Support Muscle Protein Synthesis FitnessMaximizing Recovery After Training & Competition FitnessThe Keto Diet Plan May Benefit Body Builders FitnessHigh Intensity Interval Exercise VS Moderate Intensity, Continuous Training Health & WellnessTop Five Tips to Avoid Training too Much FitnessVitamins and Minerals to Improve Adolescent Fitness Fitness Topics PerformanceRecovery Latest in Fitness Health & Wellness Health & WellnessNutritional Factors May Modify Risk to Covid-19 Health & WellnessCOVID-19: Vitamin D May Modulate Risk & Severity Health & WellnessFish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk Health & WellnessTeenagers Top Five Foods for Success Health & WellnessResearch Confirms Optimum Vitamin D Blood Values Vitamins & MineralsAre Multivitamins Right for You? Health & Wellness Topics Health & Wellness ProductsImmunityMen's HealthWomen's Health Latest in Health & Wellness Nutrition NutritionTop Five Foods to Fight Inflammation RecipesHigh Protein Blue Berry Pancakes NutritionThe Top Five Healthy Foods for Women High Protein RecipesEgg & Turkey Stuffed Peppers Low Carb RecipesHearty Breakfast Sausage NutritionAre Cleansing Supplements Right for You? Nutrition Topics Nutrition ProductsRecipesVitamins & MineralsWeight Management Latest in Nutrition WEB SERIES Maximum Wellness Workout Wednesday LATEST IN WEB SERIES Shop SHOP At Home Lab Tests Bars & Drinks Bundle & Save CBD Diet & Weight Management Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Fitness Accessories Immunity & Wellness Joints Support & Omegas Men's Health On Sale Products Performance & Recovery Probiotics & Digestion Protein Superfoods & Plant Based Targeted Health Women's Health LATEST PRODUCTS Fitness Fitness Topics Performance Recovery Fitness Essential Amino Acids Support Muscle Protein Synthesis Fitness Maximizing Recovery After Training & Competition Fitness The Keto Diet Plan May Benefit Body Builders Fitness High Intensity Interval Exercise VS Moderate Intensity, Continuous Training Health & Wellness Top Five Tips to Avoid Training too Much Fitness Vitamins and Minerals to Improve Adolescent Fitness Latest in Fitness Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Topics Health & Wellness Products Immunity Men's Health Women's Health Health & Wellness Nutritional Factors May Modify Risk to Covid-19 Health & Wellness COVID-19: Vitamin D May Modulate Risk & Severity Health & Wellness Fish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk Health & Wellness Teenagers Top Five Foods for Success Health & Wellness Research Confirms Optimum Vitamin D Blood Values Vitamins & Minerals Are Multivitamins Right for You? Latest in Health & Wellness Nutrition Nutrition Topics Nutrition Products Recipes Vitamins & Minerals Weight Management Nutrition Top Five Foods to Fight Inflammation Recipes High Protein Blue Berry Pancakes Nutrition The Top Five Healthy Foods for Women High Protein Recipes Egg & Turkey Stuffed Peppers Low Carb Recipes Hearty Breakfast Sausage Nutrition Are Cleansing Supplements Right for You? Latest in Nutrition WEB SERIES WEB SERIESpodcastsMaximum Wellness podcastsWorkout Wednesday LATEST IN WEB SERIES Maximum Wellness Maximum Wellness, Episode 56: Early Time Restricted Eating Reduces Metabolic Risk in Prediabetic Men Date July 22, 2020 In the Covid-19 world, those individuals, especially older males, with comorbidities, like hypertension and diabetes, are at increased risk to complications, if this SARS 2 disease is contracted. The journal Cell Metabolism reported in June of 2018 that early time restricted feeding (eTRE)–between 8 am and 2 pm–increases insulin sensitivity and lowers blood pressure–even in the absence of weight loss, in prediabetic men. Intermittent fasting (IF), which alternates periods of eating and fasting, has been speculated to improve cardiometabolic health more than conventional dieting. Yet, most of the IF evidence, to date, in humans has suggested that the benefits accrue mostly from weight loss. The study authors, from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Columbia State University, the American Diabetes Association, and the University of Alabama, state that there was a, “need to determine whether the benefits of interventions, such as IF, are mediated only through weight loss or through mechanisms that are independent of weight loss.” These investigators used a “proof-of-concept trial”—using a form of IF called time-restricted feeding (TRF)—to determine whether IF had benefits independent of weight loss. TRF, note the Pennington team, “is a type of IF that extends the daily fasting period between dinner and breakfast the following morning, and, unlike most forms of IF, it can be practiced either with or without reducing calorie intake and losing weight.” TRF is limiting daily food intake to a window of ten hours or less—with fasting the remaining 14 hours, over a 24-hour period. The typical American eats over a 12-hour window (8am to 8 pm on average). The researcher’s study period spanned five weeks, in which a group of prediabetic men adopted an (eTRF) schedule—over a six-hour period–versus a second control group of male prediabetics, who adhered to a twelve-hour eating window. The participants consumed only food provided by study staff, were fed enough food to maintain their weight, and ate all meals, while being monitored by study staff. From a metabolic, medical standpoint, glucose tolerance, postprandial (after a meal) insulin, and insulin sensitivity, as measured using a 3-hr oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) were assessed, while the secondary endpoints were cardiovascular risk factors and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress. It was determined that, “5 weeks of (eTRF) improved insulin levels, insulin sensitivity, beta cell responsiveness, blood pressure, and oxidative stress levels in men with prediabetes—even though food intake was matched to the control arm and no weight loss occurred.” Before you embark on such an eating schedule, be sure to check with your primary care physician to see how such a plan might impact your health profile.