Late night snacking linked to breast cancer

EATING late at night or having an early breakfast may increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a US study shows.

Women with early stage breast cancer who have less than 13 hours between their evening meal and breakfast are at 36% increased risk of recurrence, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego.

But the risk of death from breast cancer or any other cause is not significantly higher for these women than for those who have longer fasts.

Each two-hour increase in the nightly fasting duration is associated with significantly lower HbA1c levels and longer sleep duration