Gap Fill - Social Jet Lag - Level 6


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Not having a sleeping pattern could have an effect on our health. So says a study published in The European Journal of Nutrition this week. The study suggests irregular sleeping could increase the of harmful species of bacteria in the . Altering the time we sleep on workdays and at weekends causes a in our internal body clock. Researchers call this "social jet lag". It leads to a quality diet, with a higher consumption of sugary snacks, and lower of fruit and vegetables. Study author and scientist Dr Kate Bermingham said: "Social jet lag can encourage [bacteria] species which have associations with your health."

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