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Nutrition influences metabolism through circadian rhythms, UC-Irvine study finds

December 19, 2013

Paolo Sassone-Corsi 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. Full Story

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