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Does access to morning light affect your weight?

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A just-released study determines that “Light exposure can influence sleep and circadian timing, both of which have been shown to influence weight regulation,” and suggests that people who get a lot of morning light have lower body mass indices. Interestingly, it isn’t just the amount of natural light that people get, but the timing of it. Essentially, early birds are going to tend to be skinnier than night owls. Or as one of the authors of the study says, “The earlier this light exposure occurred during the day, the lower individuals’ body mass index. The later the hour of moderately bright light exposure, the higher a person’s BMI.”

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This entry was posted on April 6, 2014 by in Health News & Information.
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