Day wounds heal quicker

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

WOUNDS such as cuts and burns heal 60% faster if they hap­pen dur­ing the day, a study re­vealed.

Re­searchers found it takes 17 days for them to get better but 28 days if they hap­pen at night, due to how body clocks work.

The Cam­bridge study, pub­lished in Science Trans­la­tional Medicine, could help pro­vide better treat­ments for wounds.

Sci­en­tist Dr John O’neill said: “Heal­ing time could be im­proved by re­set­ting cell clocks prior to surgery.”

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