Social Jetlag and Obesity

  title={Social Jetlag and Obesity},
  author={Till Roenneberg and Karla Viviani Allebrandt and Martha Merrow and C{\'e}line Vetter},
  journal={Current Biology},
Obesity has reached crisis proportions in industrialized societies. Many factors converge to yield increased body mass index (BMI). Among these is sleep duration. The circadian clock controls sleep timing through the process of entrainment. Chronotype describes individual differences in sleep timing, and it is determined by genetic background, age, sex, and environment (e.g., light exposure). Social jetlag quantifies the discrepancy that often arises between circadian and social clocks, which… CONTINUE READING
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