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Many of us know that eating [lately / late] is bad. A new study says that eating late at night could make us sick. Researchers say that eating a few hours before bed means there is a higher [risky / risk] of obesity. The researchers are from Brigham and Women's Hospital, which is a [taught / teaching] university linked to Harvard Medical School in the USA. The research team looked into [why / what] eating late increased the risk of [gaining / gain] weight. It found that eating late increases hunger by [that / as] much as two times, so we eat [more / many] . When we eat earlier, we are less [hungry / hunger] , so we eat less food. Later eaters also eat unhealthier food, especially [fast / faster] food. Finally, late eaters move around less before sleeping. This means they do not burn [on / off] calories.

The study was a small scale [once / one] . The researchers looked at the eating [habits / habitual] of five women and 11 men between the ages of 25 and 59. All of the participants had a high body [mass / massive] index (BMI). They were all in the overweight or obesity BMI range. All of [them / the] people were in good health. They ate breakfast [regularly / regular] and exercised a little. For two weeks before [each / all] test, the participants did not drink coffee or alcohol. They also did not [smooch / smoke] or take any medicine or drugs. They all had to keep a [sleepy / sleep] diary so researchers knew their sleeping and waking times. Researcher Professor Kelly C. Allison said: "I think what the study is telling us is [what / that] it probably really is beneficial to stop eating late [into / onto] the night."

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