Food and the circadian activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

@article{Leal1997FoodAT,
  title={Food and the circadian activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.},
  author={Angela M. O. Leal and Angel Torres Moreira},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={
          1391-405
        }
}
Temporal organization is an important feature of biological systems and its main function is to facilitate adaptation of the organism to the environment. The daily variation of biological variables arises from an internal time-keeping system. The major action of the environment is to synchronize the internal clock to a period of exactly 24 h. The light-dark cycle, food ingestion, barometric pressure, acoustic stimuli, scents and social cues have been mentioned as synchronizers or "zeitgebers… CONTINUE READING

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