Time-restricted feeding protects the blood pressure circadian rhythm in diabetic mice

Congratulations to Dr. Tianfei Hou for her latest publication in PNAS!  The study investigated the cause and effect relationship between the timing of food intake and blood pressure (BP) circadian rhythm in diabetic db/db mice. In humans, BP exhibits a dipping pattern and is typically higher during the active daytime period and lower at night.  Results showed that when food is unrestricted and there is a loss of circadian control of food intake, diabetic mice show nondipping BP during their inactive period.  Further, imposing food intake rhythm by employing time-restricted feeding, where food is available only during the active period, restores BP dipping in db/db mice.  Dr. Hou conducted her PhD work in the laboratory of Dr. Zhenheng Guo.  Currently, she is a postdoc with Dr. Ming Gong.  Congratulations to all researchers participating in this study!