"Food clock" gene could help explain obesity, diabetes

12/27/2012 | United Press International

Mice lacking the PKCγ gene did not adjust their circadian rhythms in response to meal time changes, while normal mice adjusted their "food clock" and woke up in accordance with new meal times, a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. The findings may help scientists understand the molecular mechanisms of diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders, researchers said.

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