Late to rise from bed may increase your risk of obesity.
Ben Franklin may be right when he said that “…..early to rise, may make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. Based on this statement, he believed that people who were morning folks would be healthier. Re=cent research from February 2017 appears to support this belief.
The bottom line: Sparrows or early morning risers have a healthier energy intake and lower risk of obesity. Late risers (owls) tend to postpone energy and macronutrient intake. The timing of evening types with unfavorable dietary patterns may put them at higher risk of obesity and metabolic disturbances in the future. More research is needed, but this tends to support rising early to prevent obesity, but it may not change is you make the owls wake earlier.
Maukonen, Mirkka, Noora Kanerva, Timo Partonen, Erkki Kronholm, Heli Tapanainen, Jukka Kontto, and Satu Männistö. “Chronotype Differences in Timing of Energy and Macronutrient Intakes: A Population-Based Study in Adults.” Obesity 25, no. 3 (February 23, 2017): 608–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21747.