Eating breakfast early may cut diabetes risk: study

US researchers also raise questions over the benefits of restricting eating times

Having the first meal of the day before 8.30am appears to be better for insulin resistance and fasting glucose than starting to eat later, a US study suggests.

Meanwhile, eating within restricted hours — allowing food only within a 10-hour window — has the poorest metabolic profile, the researchers say.

The team analysed data from more than 10,500 adults who participated in the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which is representative of the US population.

Participants were divided