Do you know why sleep and biological clocks are the future of Medicine?
This week, three American scientists won the Nobel Prize for their research on circadian rhythm. They studied light and its influence on the 24 hour rhythm in fruit flies.
The scientists were able to isolate a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm.
According to NPR “They showed that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night, and is then degraded during the day… We now recognize that biological clocks function by the same principles in cells of other multicellular organisms, including humans.”
It’s been clear all along that diet and lifestyle affects our health. This is just another excitingly prudent piece of evidence from science that shows how important a consistent good night’s sleep is to our health!
Apparently the misalignment between a person’s lifestyle and the rhythm dictated by an inner timekeeper could over time affect health by contributing to the risks for various diseases.
“This is great recognition for the field of circadian rhythms that are intimately linked to our health and disease, including diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.” — Dr. Frank A.J.L. Scheer, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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