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Whether jet lag, light pollution or the consequences of shift work - behind these phenomena is our internal clock. It shapes the rhythms of our body. What consequences this has, researchers begin to decrypt only gradually.

The day-night rhythm of our planet is deeply engraved in our genes. They make sure that an internal clock is ticking in each of our cells. This affects our metabolism, the immune system, our mood and especially the hormones. The inner clock ensures that we live in harmony with the day-night change. However, if we live against this tact, it will have health consequences.

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