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Nutrition influences metabolism through circadian rhythms, UC-Irvine study finds
December 19, 2013
A high-fat diet affects the molecular mechanism controlling the internal body clock that regulates metabolic functions in the liver, University of California, Irvine, scientists have found. Disruption of these circadian rhythms may contribute to metabolic distress ailments such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
University of California, Irvine
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