Scheduled meals and scheduled palatable snacks synchronize circadian rhythms: consequences for ingestive behavior.


Food is a potent time signal for the circadian system and has shown to entrain and override temporal signals transmitted by the biological clock, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which adjusts mainly to the daily light/dark (LD) alternation. Organisms mostly ingest food in their active period and this permits a correct coordination between the LD and the food… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.05.001


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