Monday, January 11, 2016

Exposure to artificial light results in obesity in kids

Parents, take note. Children who spend too much time on tablets, mobile phone or television are more likely to gain unhealthy weight not just because of physical inactivity but also due to increased exposure to light, says a new study. Timing and intensity of light exposure is critical for metabolic functioning and weight status, the findings showed.
“Artificial lighting, including light given off by tablets, mobile phones, night lights, and television, means modern children are exposed to more environmental light than any previous generation. This increase in light exposure has paralleled global increases in obesity,” said one of the researchers Cassandra Pattinson from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

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