Circadian rhythms disruption may lead to inflammatory disease

May 22, 2014 2:50 PM

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Circadian rhythms disruption may lead to inflammatory disease

Washington, May 22 (ANI): Researchers have said that a disruption of circadian rhythms, when combined with a high-fat, high-sugar diet, may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other harmful conditions.

Robin M. Voigt, PhD, assistant professor at Rush Medical College and first author of the study, said circadian rhythms, which impose a 24-hour cycle on our bodies, are different from sleep patterns, adding that sleep is a consequence of circadian rhythms.

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