Question Sheet: Body clocks


Before reading:

  1. Why do you tend to wake, get hungry and get tired at about the same time

    every day?

  2. If your body has a “clock,” where do you think it’s located?
  3. What do you think might reset that clock, especially when you travel across

    many time zones?

  4. What value does having such a clock offer?

During reading:

  1. What are circadian rhythms?
  2. Name at least three features that can affect (reset) body clocks.
  3. What kind of a compound is leptin and what does it do?
  4. Leptin concentrat...

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