What fat mice tell us: Link between body clock and gaining weight
Posted: January 8, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized
What fat mice tell us: Link between body clock and gaining weight.
The body clock may be more influential than previously thought, with researchers finding that it could also play a role in how fat we become and contribute to the risk of diseases such as diabetes.
Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney have found a specific gene which regulates the body clock also plays a role in growth hormone production. The Y6 gene is highly expressed in the only part of the brain known to control the body’s circadian rhythm. However, molecular biologist Herbert Herzog said little was known about the Y6 gene.
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