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STUDY: Irregular “body-clocks” may play a role in obesity

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(CBS) – Obesity may be linked to our body-clocks. A new paper  published in Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggests shiftwork, artificial light and a 24-hour lifestyle have thrown off our natural rhythms, which regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen say this could lead to a disrupted metabolism, weight gain and diabetes.

While some disruption is inevitable, doctors recommend people keep regular meal times, get plenty of daylight, and uninterrupted night-time sleep.