Fasting affects the circadian rhythm positively
Fasting to improve health - interesting science news

Scientists have discovered that fasting helps in modulating the circadian clocks in the muscle and liver thereby rewiring their metabolism ultimately improving health. It also provides protection against aging related conditions.

In a study conducted in mice, a 24 hour fasting causes a reduction in oxygen consumption and energy expenditure which gets abolished by eating later. This also primes the genes to anticipate the next food intake and drives the next cycle of gene expression.

All this affects the cell function positively and this research could help us develop strategies to improve health in humans.

Read the full story: University of California - Irvine
Scientific publication: Cell Reports

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