Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Can changing eating habits delay the onset of diabetes?

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A Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research study aims to discover a link between changing eating patterns during prolonged sitting and reducing the potential of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers in the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition are investigating how the distribution of energy throughout the day impacts on blood sugar levels during extended periods of inactivity.

Centre Director Professor John Hawley said while there has been significant research showing prolonged inactivity can have adverse health effects, there is limited research into the impact of changing eating patterns.

“The interaction between diet and activity patterns throughout a day are poorly understood,” Professor Hawley said.

“This initial study aims to determine if the timing of nutrient intake can alleviate some of the deleterious effects of prolonged sitting.”

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