Monday, May 26, 2008

Fasting.....and jet lag

This study popped up today:

Study identifies food-related clock in the brain Findings could help travellers, shift workers adjust to changes in time zones and overnight schedules

It is basically about another potential effect of intermittent fasting: The findings, which appear in the May 23 issue of the journal Science, help explain how animals adapt their circadian rhythms in order to avoid starvation, and suggest that by adjusting eating schedules, humans too can better cope with changes in time zones and nighttime schedules that leave them feeling groggy and jet-lagged.

If you are interested, the story was commented on elsewhere:

Fasting may starve off jet lag

Are mealtimes the answer to jet lag?

1 comment:

Kettlebell Instructor 0311 said...

Interesting post. Thanks for spinning my wheels.