Environmental 24-hr Cycles Are Essential for Health

  title={Environmental 24-hr Cycles Are Essential for Health},
  author={Eliane A Lucassen and Claudia P. Coomans and Maaike van Putten and Suzanne R. de Kreij and Jasper H.L.T. van Genugten and Robbert P.M. Sutorius and Karien E. de Rooij and Martijn van der Velde and Sanne L. Verhoeve and Jan W. A. Smit and Clemens W. G. M. L{\"o}wik and Hermelijn H Smits and Bruno Guigas and Annemieke Aartsma-Rus and Johanna H. Meijer},
  journal={Current Biology},
Circadian rhythms are deeply rooted in the biology of virtually all organisms. The pervasive use of artificial lighting in modern society disrupts circadian rhythms and can be detrimental to our health. To investigate the relationship between disrupting circadian rhythmicity and disease, we exposed mice to continuous light (LL) for 24 weeks and measured several major health parameters. Long-term neuronal recordings revealed that 24 weeks of LL reduced rhythmicity in the central circadian… CONTINUE READING

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