Sleep and circadian rhythms: key components in the regulation of energy metabolism.

  title={Sleep and circadian rhythms: key components in the regulation of energy metabolism.},
  author={Aaron D. Laposky and Joseph Bass and Akira Kohsaka and Fred W Turek},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={582 1},
In this review, we present evidence from human and animal studies to evaluate the hypothesis that sleep and circadian rhythms have direct impacts on energy metabolism, and represent important mechanisms underlying the major health epidemics of obesity and diabetes. The first part of this review will focus on studies that support the idea that sleep loss and obesity are "interacting epidemics." The second part will discuss recent evidence that the circadian clock system plays a fundamental role… CONTINUE READING
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