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Circadian clock may say when its time to lose weight


Posted by Nancy B.

A gene that helps regulate the body's natural rhythms may affect the metabolism, according to new research at the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The gene Nocturin, regulated by the circadian clock, may cause the body to resist weight gain on a high-fat diet. "It's been known for some time that there are many links between the circadian clock and various aspects of physiology and metabolism," says Carla Green, the study's lead author and an associate professor of biology at the University of Virginia, says in a story posted on HULIQ.com. http://www.pnas.org/ http://www.huliq.com/22011/clock-gene-plays-role-in-weight-gain-study-finds
 
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