Association of hyperglycemia in a general Japanese population with late-night-dinner eating alone, but not breakfast skipping alone

J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015 Mar 25;14:16. doi: 10.1186/s40200-015-0147-0. eCollection 2015.


The unhealthy habit of late-night-dinner eating (LNDE) is often observed in adults. Since LNDE can lead to breakfast skipping (BS) the next morning, we examined the associations of LNDE and BS with hyperglycemia (HbA1c ≥ 5.7% and/or pharmacotherapy for diabetes), separately and in combination, in 61,364 apparently healthy Japanese adults aged 30-70 years. Although LNDE alone was significantly associated with hyperglycemia, even after adjustment for body mass index, BS alone was not. Our results indicate that hyperglycemia in the general Japanese population is associated with LNDE alone, but not BS alone.

Keywords: Breakfast skipping; Diabetes; HbA1c; Hyperglycemia; Late-night-dinner eating; Obesity; Unhealthy eating habit.