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body clock

n.
An internal mechanism of the body that is thought to regulate physical and mental functions in rhythm with normal daily activities.
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The US researchers studied mice but they believe that people can benefit from timing their meals to be in tune their body clock.
Studies have actually proven that exercise will reset your internal body clock within a couple of days.
Scientists have a good understanding of how light affects the internal body clock, also known as the circadian clock.
Psychologist Dr Stephany Biello, of Glasgow University, who researches body clocks, says there is increasing awareness of the importance of body rhythms in treating illness, including asthma and cancer.
This "day" length causes havoc with the internal 24-hour body clock but researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed and tested a fatigue management program which is successful at controlling this space-age jetlag.
Because we are now locked into a 24-hour framework, scientists are working on how to reset our body clocks to accommodate irregular hours.
We were hoping we could treat the derangement of our bodies, which happens when we cross time zones and our body clock is out of sync with the time at our destination.
Researchers looked at the impact of light on the circadian clocks (commonly known as 'body clocks') of fruit flies.
In other words, the ageing eye prevents the regulation of our body clock.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh 'jet lagged' the parasites by inserting them into mice whose body clocks were different to their own 24-hour cycle.
They said that the festive break wreaks havoc with our body clocks and leaves them with symptoms similar to having travelled to a different time zone.
Their temporary depression is caused by a lack of sunlight, which we need to regulate our body clocks.