A Pill to “rest” the body-clock, curing jet lag and easing the strain of working night, scientists have discovered. Manchester University Researchers found the enzyme keeps the body operating on a 24-hour rhythm. When it is suppressed, this effectively resets itself, making it easier for the body to adapt to being up at night or asleep in the daytime.
It now becoming clear that clock-disruption is increasing the incidence and severity of diseases, including obesity and diabetes. Studies have shown that disrupting the body-clock has a serious impact on health, raising the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than 40%. Night shifts are thought to be responsible for 500 women dying each year from breast cancer.
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