By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com
Scientists have uncovered a molecule that affects our biological clock that they say can easily be developed into a drugs to treat metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity. The molecule plays a major role in regulating the ‘internal clock’, which also controls glucose production. The discovery came as a surprise to researchers who were exploring how circadian rhythm affects cells in the body and the complexities of how molecules interact with each other.
Diabetes, obesity linked to internal clock
Researchers have long surmised diabetes and obesity could be the result of problems with our internal clock, leading biologists at University of California, San Diego to explore whether there is indeed a link.