SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that unlike those who wake up early in the morning, people who start their day late are more exposed to the dangers of cardiovascular as well as cerebrovascular diseases.
A research team at the Gangnam Severance Hospital released a report analyzing the lifestyle and lipid levels of 435 check-up patients on Monday.
The report includes a survey on active and sleeping hours of the respondents as well as their body condition when they woke up for the day, based on which the respondents were each given a score on their biorhythm and categorized into morning, day, or evening persons.
The results showed that cholesterol levels for morning and day persons were 197.9㎎/dL and 196.0㎎/dL, respectively, while evening persons scored higher at 207.8㎎/dL.
Triglyceride levels for morning and day persons were 105.6㎎/dL and 107.0㎎/dL, while evening persons came in higher at 124.3㎎/dL.
Levels of LDL cholesterol, a substance known to be harmful for the human body, for morning and day persons were 115.8㎎/dL and 116.1㎎/dL, compared to 125.0㎎/dL for those classified as evening persons.
Evening persons reported higher non-HDL cholesterol, atherogenic index scores, and other lipid indicators as well.
“Higher levels of cholesterol and triglycerides indicate that they are more prone to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases,” said Prof. Lee Ji-won from Gangnam Severance Hospital.
“The human body controls its metabolism in a 24-hour cycle which, if broken, will bring energy metabolic disorder that can cause various metabolic diseases as well as obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.”
The study was published in the recent edition of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)