8-hour time-restricted eating linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death

March 19, 2024

Research Highlights:A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. People with heart disease or cancer also had an increased risk of cardiovascular death. “However, the long-term health effects of time-restricted eating, including risk of death from any cause or cardiovascular disease, are unknown.”In this study, researchers investigated the potential long-term health impact of following an 8-hour time-restricted eating plan. The increased risk of cardiovascular death was also seen in people living with heart disease or cancer. “We were surprised to find that people who followed an 8-hour, time-restricted eating schedule were more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.