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Harleigh Perolla NSC 311 Research Proposal For my research paper I thought long and hard about what I would like to research. I decided that I really would like to learn more about sleep and how it affects obesity. After reading the few articles we were given for module four and module five I believe it really struck my attention. Obesity is one of the biggest health concerns we face in today's society. There are many factors that contribute to obesity, surprisingly sleep duration is one of them. The circadian rhythms is the body's biological clock. This controls the processes that occur daily, the body temperature, alertness, hormone secretion, and sleep timing. This clock is also known to regulate energy metabolism, which has been shown to alter obesity and metabolic-associated phenotypes in mice and humans if there is some kind of disruption. Social jet lag is something
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