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If You Want To Cut Down on Calories: Stop Using Your Gadgets Late At Night

Yeah, that’s right! If you want to cut down on calories and get your ideal body, you have to say no to late nights and gadgets. Hard, isn’t it?

A new study demonstrates that just one hour of exposure to blue light at night – the kind of light produced by the screens of our many devices – raises blood sugar levels and increases sugar consumption in male rats. This study, led by Anayanci Masís-Vargas and colleagues from the University of Strasbourg and University of Amsterdam, was presented this week at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Guilty as charged, I can relate with you. With tons of interesting information online, it’s hard to keep track of the time. This is a bad habit that’s difficult to overcome. But more than preventing diabetes or getting fat, we should be reminded that sleeping early will keep us healthier.

Learn more about the correlation of blue light with sweet consumption over at Neuroscience

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