The inner clock

Whether it’s jet lag, light pollution or the consequences of shift work – our inner clock is behind these phenomena. It shapes the rhythms of our body. Researchers are only gradually beginning to decipher the consequences of this.

The day-night rhythm of our planet is deeply inscribed in our genes. They ensure that an internal clock ticks in each of our cells. This influences our metabolism, the immune system, our mood and especially the hormones. The internal clock ensures that we live in harmony with the day-night cycle. However, if we live against this beat, this has health consequences.


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