Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 13 September 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 37, p. nf73
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.37.nf73]


Good Timing

Circadian clock teams with appetite-suppressing hormone to temper bone growth

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Television commercials implore viewers to drink milk every day for strong bones, but new research provides a different connection between daily activities and a robust skeleton. An appetite-dampening hormone impinges on cogs in the body's internal clock to slow bone growth, the findings show. The work reveals a new body process controlled by the clock and bolsters connections between circadian rhythms and metabolism.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Good Timing. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (37), nf73 (2005).

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