September 7, 2013

Out of Sync: Don't Eat at the Wrong Time

Kerry Grens, The Scientist


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Few environmental factors are as reliable as the 24-hour day, and an evolutionary argument can be made for why the diurnal rhythms of the Earth’s rotation are so coupled with human metabolism. Our behavior, our physiology, and our biochemistry reflect the daily cycles of the planet, and people who fall out of sync with these cycles are more likely to suffer from diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

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TAGGED: Genes, Metabolism, Circadian Rhythm, Eating

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