19 Φεβρουαρίου 2019, Human Circadian Phase‐Response Curves for Exercise - The Journal of Physiology
➡️ Exercise elicits circadian phase‐shifting effects, but additional information is needed.
➡️ The phase‐response curve describing the magnitude and direction of circadian rhythm phase shifts depending on the time of the zeigeber (time cue) stimulus is the most fundamental chronobiological tool for alleviating circadian misalignment and related morbidity.
➡️ 51 older and 48 young adults followed a circadian rhythms measurement protocol for up to 5.5 days, and performed 1 h of moderate treadmill exercise for 3 consecutive days at one of 8 times of day/night.
➡️Temporal changes in the phase of 6‐sulphatoxymelatonin (aMT6s) were measured from evening onset, cosine acrophase, morning offset, and duration of excretion, establishing significant PRCs for aMT6 onset and acrophase with large phase delays from 7–10 PM and large phase advances at both 7 AM and 1–4 PM.
➡️ Along with known synergism with bright light, the above PRCs with a second phase advance region (afternoon) could support both practical and clinical applications.