Why stay up late often affects health
If possible, don’t stay up late.
A new American study found that the rhythm of the human body’s physiological response is consistent with the day and night. Once this rhythm is disrupted, the immune system’s resistance to disease will decrease.
Experts in immunology at the University of Texas Medical Center in the United States said that the earth species gradually evolved a counting system during the evolution process, which is the so-called biological clock.
For example, we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning; our heartbeat is faster during the day and gradually slows down at night.
Is our body’s defense mechanism, the immune system, synchronized with the day and night?
According to experts, the most important type of immune cells in the interior is called TH17 cells. They are good at secreting cytokines to resist the invasion of bacteria and fungi, but if they are too active, they can cause enteritis.
Researchers use mice as models to study, and change the light to make mice have jet lag.
It turned out that these mice produced too many TH17 cells in the body, with the consequence that these mice were more prone to enteritis.