Evidence of harm done by circadian rhythms disruption
Research just published January 10th at Oregon State University (OSU) provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death.
"When the biological clock begins to fail, rhythms that regulate cell function and health get disrupted, and we now know that this predisposes the brain to neurodegeneration," said Jadwiga Giebultowicz, an OSU professor of zoology, member of the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research and project leader. "But that neurodegeneration, in turn, may cause more damage to the clock function.
Now combine a career of ULH with the same amount of years breathing the Hong Kong smog and all the money in the world won't save you.
Natraj Krishnan, Kuntol Rakshit, Eileen S. Chow, Jill S. Wentzell, Doris Kretzschmar, Jadwiga M. Giebultowicz. Loss of circadian clock accelerates aging in neurodegeneration-prone mutants. Neurobiology of Disease, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2011.12.034
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