“The Healthy Heroes Study”
This is the first study of its kind to assess and test an intervention to improve biological rhythms and general health of shift workers, specifically first responders with San Diego Fire and Rescue. In a randomized control trial, investigators intend to measure the health impact of Time Restricted Eating in emergency responders who work a 24-hour shift schedule.
Behavioral - Standard of Care
Participants in this arm will receive nutritional counseling from the study dietician, but will not be required to adopt a 10-hr eating window.
Behavioral - Time Restricted Eating + Standard of Care
Participants in this arm will adhere to a daily, consistent 10-hr eating window for the course of the study as well as receive nutritional counseling from the study dietician.
Optimizing Circadian Rhythms by Regulating Eating Patterns to Reduce Cardiometabolic Disease Risk Among Firefighters--The Healthy Heroes Study