Volume 93 Issue 40 | p. 31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 12, 2015

Dietary Supplements Could Keep Biological Clocks On Time

Human health: Polyamines could help keep circadian rhythms from slowing down as we age
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: circadian clock, biological clock

As we age, our circadian rhythms tend to fall out of sync with the normal 24-hour day. This dysregulation is associated with a variety of digestion and metabolism problems as well as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Although researchers suspect the slowing down of an aging person’s biological clock has many causes, there might be a simple solution: dietary supplements. A team of scientists led by Gad Asher at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, . . .

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