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The term “circadian” was established in the 1950’s and is derived from the Latin prefix circa- which means “approximately,” and dies- which means “day.”
A key goal of this work is to identify biomarkers that accurately predict human performance in situations in which the circadian and sleep homeostatic systems are perturbed.
Once further research involving human as test subjects, and more factors that may effect metabolic function are studied, results may be able to aid in treating detrimental metabolic disorders in today’s society. For now, the reviewed research gives us further knowledge into the complexity of metabolism and its integration with circadian rhythmicity.
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