New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Eating at odd times of the day disrupts the skin’s biological clock, and impacts the effectiveness of enzymes which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. People who either have jet lag or work night shifts could be damaging their health in the long-term

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease riskAre you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagers

The findings provide additional evidence over how school timings impact adolescent health. The results of the study showed that good baseline sleep hygiene was directly associated with lower average daily depressive/anxiety symptoms across all students

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagersTeenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, even if they are doing everything else right to get a good night’s sleep, a study has found. The study not only reinforces the theorised link between sleep and adolescent mental health, but is among the first to demonstrate […]

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tick

Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine for working out the molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythms, the internal body clocks in all animals that regulate when they – we – sleep, eat, release hormones, etc

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tickThe circadian rhythm is mostly endogenous: it is ‘performed’ and regulated by chemical reactions that occur within the body’s cells, using internal cues. Though, it is also influenced by external stimuli like the amount of sunlight and other environmental factors. In the 1970s, Seymour Benzer and Ronald Konopka found that in an as-yet unknown gene […]