Friday, August 31, 2012

Obesity and exposure to artificial light

Artificial light nowadays allows and enables us to work and be active 24 hours per day. However, such lifestyles and exposure to artificial light may disrupt our natural light-dark rythm and wake-sleep as well as meal rythms and other aspects of irregular lifestyle, and this may lead to higher risk for overweight and obesity.  At least a paper from Dr. Wyse from the University of Aberdeen  in BioEssays argues that metabolic disfunction and obesity may result from "desynchronization of circadian and environmental rhythms".
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