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Sleeping With Lights on, Watchin TV And/or Using Mobile Phones in Bed Make You Fat

by Shirley Johanna on May 12, 2015 at 7:11 PM
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Sleeping With Lights on, Watchin TV And/or Using Mobile Phones in Bed Make You Fat

People who sleep with lights on or while watching TV or using mobile phones in bed are likely to gain weight, says a new study.

The researchers of Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands found out in a survey that artificial lights disrupts the body clocks and also the brown fat cells that burn calories so all lights and gadgets should be switched off at bedtime.

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The researchers mentioned that on an average people stay online for about 20 hours a week and for 16 to 24-year-olds this figure rises to more than 27 hours.

Sander Kooijman, a researcher said that the increasing prevalence of obesity was associated with a disrupted sleep-wake pattern in humans and coincides with the availability of artificial light.

The survey is published in National Academy of Sciences journal Proceedings.

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