‘Body clock’ also found in liver

Circadian receptors have been discovered in the liver, as well as the brain.

Circadian receptors – known as “the circadian clock” – is an internal daily body clock that controls alertness, appetite, sleep timing and hormone secretions.

Receptors in the liver were important in controlling the metabolism of fats and other genes related to diet, nutrition, digestion and energy expenditure.

Previous research concluded the location of “body clocks” in the brain, which can be cured by light.

The liver receptors however, can be cured by factors such as exercise and diet.

Read more at University of Sydney