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What can I do if I find evidence of my nighttime snacking?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics

Sometimes people wake up in the night and eat but are unaware that they are doing it until they see evidence in the morning. If you do not intentionally want to eat in the night, you may have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol and other blood lipids. If this sounds like you, make an appointment with your health care provider to see if your nighttime eating is from habit or disease.

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