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6 Jun, 2013

Feeling tired? Blame city living – The Independent

Living in urban areas could have major impact on the biological clocks of humans and animals, a study suggests.

City life can be a draining experience compared to living in the countryside. Now scientists have proven its not just humans who are affected.

A team of Scottish scientists measured the circadian rhythms, the 24-hour cycle of biological activity, of blackbirds living in the countryside and in urban areas and found they differ significantly.

The researchers say these changes to their biological rhythms could lead to more health problems and shorter lives. The study also found that city living makes us active for longer and less rested.

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