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Circadian Rhythm Disruption Linked to OCD

  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common in people living in areas of high latitude, likely because of the effect of decreased sunlight on circadian rhythms, new research suggests. Investigators reviewed studies from more than 200 countries and identified...

Study Shows Circadian System Misalignment Impacts Insulin

The endogenous circadian system, behavioral cycle, and circadian misalignment have distinct effects on insulin sensitivity and β-cell function, according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.   The researchers found that circadian...

Disrupted circadian rhythm increases risk of type 2 diabetes

A reversal of the day and night rhythm, due to shift work for example, leads to a disturbance in blood sugar levels. Scientists from Maastricht University have demonstrated this for the first time in humans. Their research shows that a disruption of the biological...

Research Shows Night Shifts Throw Brain Out of Sync

The Guardian reports that researchers have found working night shifts can impair the body’s natural rhythms so significantly that the brain and digestive system end up completely out of sync with each other. Scientists revealed that working three night shifts in a row...

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