VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Researchers discover how eating feeds into the body clock

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Release date: 25/4/2019

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New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you eat that is important, knowledge which could improve the health of shift workers and people suffering from jet lag.

The Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the timing of meals to the cellular clocks located across our body, commonly known as the body clock.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/researchers-discover-how-eating-feeds-into-the-body-clock/

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TitleWhen you eat could be just as important as what you eat for prevention of disease
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/04/19
DescriptionThe time of day that you eat could be just as important to your wellbeing as the food you consume, a new study has found.

According to the researchers who conducted the study, this could have particularly serious implications for those who suffer from jet lag after travelling abroad, and for workers who regularly do inconsistent shifts.

The study's findings, which were published in medical journal Cell and funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), identify insulin as the primary signal which helps your body clock recognise when it's an appropriate time to eat.
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/what-time-should-i-eat-food-body-clock-health-disease-diabetes-a8886086.html
PersonsDavid Bechtold
TitleIt's not just what you eat, but WHEN you eat that matters: Researchers discover how late night meals throw our body clock out of sync
Media name/outletDaily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/04/19
DescriptionThe time you eat is just as important as the contents of your plate, new research shows.

Scientists at the University of Manchester studied cultured cells and mice to analyze how the internal body clock (or, circadian rhythm) affects metabolism and digestion.

They found that when we eat and the body releases insulin, it has an impact on the body's clock and how all of our cells work together.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6959877/Its-not-just-eat-eat-matters-research-finds.html
PersonsDavid Bechtold