Circadian rhythms and obesity in mammals

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Obesity has become a serious and growing public health problem [1]. Attempts to develop new therapeutic strategies have mostly focused on energy expenditure and caloric intake. Recent studies link energy homeostasis to the circadian clock at the behavioral, physiological, and molecular levels [2-5], emphasizing that certain nutrients and the timing of food intake may play a significant role in weight gain [6]. Therefore, it is plausible that resetting of the circadian clock can be used as a new approach to attenuate obesity.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism
Subtitle of host publicationThe Rhythm of Life
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781482262650
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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