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Special Issue "Roles of the Circadian Rhythms in Metabolic Disease and Health"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Metabolism".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 6065
Special Issue Editors
Interests: diet; physical activity; sleep; circadian rhythms; metabolc syndrome; breast cancer
Interests: physical activity; sleep; circadian rhythms; rest-activity circadian rhythms; chronotypes; health
Interests: physical activity; sleep; circadian rhythms; rest-activity circadian rhythms; chronotypes; health; eating disorders
Special Issue Information
In recent years many studies have investigated the relationship between irregular circadian rhythms, abnormalities in the sleep-wake cycle, and metabolic risk factors, such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes and cancer. Circadian rhythms influence daily behavior and can change during the lifespan, both in physiological and pathological conditions; in fact, they can also be considered as markers of health or disease status. Modern jobs or/and lifestyles, such as shift work, exposure to prolonged hours of artificial light, reduction in physical activity levels, and bad nutrition, may negatively affect the human circadian system.
Chronobiology is the science that studies the temporal structure of organisms’ functions, analyzing the periodic oscillations of these biological phenomena. Since virtually all biological functions are subject to periodic variations, the potential areas of research are vast and include the medical as well as the strictly biological fields.
Therefore, this Special Issue of Metabolites will be dedicated to publishing current advances in the roles of the circadian rhythms in metabolic disease and health to address recent challenges, from basic periodic phenomena that characterise living organisms to the possibility of applying that knowledge to practical or clinical problems.
Dr. Eleonora Bruno
Dr. Lucia Castelli
Dr. Letizia Galasso
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