May 18, 2008

Circadian rhythms drive your healthcare

If you've looked into it at all, you know that circadian rhythms drive your sleep. But did you also know that time of day is a factor in the effectiveness of some medicines. That's been known for sometime -- there's actually a term for this, "chronopharmacology", which is a very cool word to have in your vocabulary -- but researchers from many universities and institutions have found 60 pharmaceuticals whose effectiveness varies by time of day. For more on this, read When is the right time to take your pills.

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