biological clock

The Biological Clock and Diabetes

by Mark Benson on October 6, 2010

A new study yielded that a key protein regulates biological clocks in mammals also plays a key role in glucose production in the liver. The changes on the levels of this protein would help improve diabetics.

The discovery is detailed in the journal Nature Medicine for this week. The article provides the background as to the new biochemical approach on the developments on the management of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The study also provides proof that changes in the sleep-wake cycle, either by occupation or lifestyle, has consequences including those which lead to diabetes. [click to continue…]