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