What “Living Against the Clock” Can Do to Your Health
We are increasingly learning a lot about the body’s circadian rhythm and how it helps dictate our health. A new study shows that living against the clock, like working night shifts and eating at strange times, can come with real health risks.
Researchers have newfound evidence to explain why it’s not just what we eat that matters, but when we eat that can affect obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
Secreted by the pancreas and critical in preventing diabetes, insulin levels rise and fall within a 24-hour circadian rhythm. The new study went on to find that mice, unable to tell the time of day, tended to have higher risks for insulin resistance and obesity.