Diet May Affect Our Internal Clock
Caution to Those Who Eat High-Fat Foods
Our body’s internal clock, the circadian rhythm, helps it adapt to the cycle of day and night and regulates functions such as sleep and metabolism. Working with lab animals, scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that a high-fat diet can cause disturbances in this daily rhythm by affecting an animal’s clock-related genes. Significant health consequences include irregular sleep/wake cycles and metabolic disorders.