Scientists have found a correlation between time of day and the likelihood of developing certain pathologies. Basically the human body is vulnerable to infections in the evening, writes the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And it has its own reasons.
In the experiment, laboratory mice infected by the herpes virus and flu. Some animals were infected in the morning, others at night. According to the data obtained, the second group were infected 10 times faster than the first.
The internal clock of living organisms have a direct impact on the level of immunity and protective forces. Apparently, in the evening the rate of formation of antibodies and immune cells decreases. As a result, the barrier against infectious agents is weakened.
The discovery, scientists believe, will help to better understand the mechanisms of epidemics.