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  3. Scientists stunned to find jet lag protected fruit flies from Alzheimer's  Daily Mail
  4. Jet lag may be good for brain, Northwestern University researchers say  WLS-TV
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Subtle disruptions to circadian rhythms - as happens with medium-haul flights - might actually be good for brain health, research suggests.Subtle disruptions to circadian rhythms - as happens with medium-haul flights - might actually be good for brain health, research suggests.

While your body might bemoan the many uncomfortable effects of jet lag, your brain may be thanking you for that cross-time zone travel.

Circadian clock plays unexpected role in neurodegenerative diseases

'It seems counter-intuitive, but we showed a little bit of stress is good,' Dr Ravi Allada at Northwestern University said after publishing the surprising study on Tuesday.'It seems counter-intuitive, but we showed a little bit of stress is good,' Dr Ravi Allada at Northwestern University said after publishing the surprising study on Tuesday.

Scientists stunned to find jet lag protected fruit flies from Alzheimer's | Daily Mail Online

Jet lag may have a positive impact on the brain.Jet lag may have a positive impact on the brain.