Social Media Sidebar


Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible. 


Peter Diamandis

Night-eating syndrome 'is real', study suggests

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:10 PM by AlexMuller

Night-eating syndrome may appear when the genes that synchronise eating patterns with sleep are faulty, research on mice concluded. This alters meal times, leading to over-eating and weight gain. About 1-2% of people have the condition. Signs include waking in the night and being unable to go back to sleep without eating.

The syndrome has recently been classified as an eating disorder, but the cause is unknown. The food consumed is often unhealthy and high in calories, leading to weight gain and sometimes obesity. The study, published in Cell Reports, looked at mice bred with a human version of a body-clock gene in place of the mouse one.
When the gene was silenced, the mice ate much earlier than normal ones, when they should have been asleep. Mutations in a related body-clock gene - implicated in sleep disorders - led to the mice sleeping more. The researchers think the genes work together to keep eating and sleeping synchronised.
A fault in either gene causes disruption in sleeping and eating patterns. "For a long time, people discounted night-eating syndrome as not real," said lead researcher Satchidananda Panda, of the Salk Institute in La Jolla, US.

Tags: foodnutritionweight gainobesityhealthnight eating

Read original article » Back to category


Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-24
I am sure that there is a genetic background to many eating and sleeping disorders, however, habits and lifestyle play important part and must be considered. Otherwise, people will just blame their genes and do what they like - wrong! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
Ahora, a este señor (Sebastián Lía), solo le queda "colgar los guantes". Por lo menos, en Chile. ¿Quién le va creer ahora, después de existir este impresionante artículo? Por aquí, lon&e60;r1alme#te impresionante es el poder de análisis Daniel.Bayo Reply


Recent headlines

  • Posted in Medicine on 2018-03-17 19:49:27
    A simple artificial heart could permanently replace more
    Posted in Software on 2018-03-16 11:03:28
    60.3% of harmful Android apps in 2017 detected more
    Posted in Hardware on 2018-03-16 11:00:28
    Big harpoon is 'solution to space junk' more
    Posted in Science on 2018-03-16 10:58:40
    Russia will beat NASA to mars and find water on the moon, more
    Posted in Business on 2018-03-14 07:02:30
    X Prize announces $10 million competition to more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Martian landscapes formed from sand 'levitating' on a more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Scientists detect comets outside our solar more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Bacteria have a sense of more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Recurrent brain cancer: New hope with phase 1 clinical more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Remember me

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Verify password:
Remember me