Blue Light, Obesity & Diabetes

A Harvard study identified preliminary results that link blue light to diabetes and possibly obesity. The researchers put ten people on a schedule that gradually shifted the timing of their circadian rhythms similar to what occurs when you look at a screen or mobile phone. The test subject's blood sugar levels increased, placing them into a pre-diabetic state. Their levels of leptin, a hormone that keeps people feeling full after a meal, went down. Here's a link to the Harvard Study: Link Here is why. Nighttime exposure to blue light delays the nocturnal melatonin peak (shifting the circadian rhythm) which

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Blue Light & The Immune System

While we sleep, our immune systems release sleep-promoting proteins/peptides called cytokines. The body requires specific types of cytokines to increase if you’re feeling stressed, have an infection or inflammation. Cytokines act through receptors and play an essential role in the immune system. They are moderating the balance between humoral immunity (release of antibodies that rapidly respond against toxins) and cell-based immunity (release of cytokines that permanently act against disease-causing virus/bacteria. Cytokines also regulate the maturation, growth, and responsiveness of other cell populations that respond to trauma, sepsis, cancer and reproduction. The production of these infection-fighting antibodies and cells slow down

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Is Blue Light Linked To Cancer & Other Diseases?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX7VFG524ZA Studies that can be found linked at the bottom of this page display a link between exposure to blue light at night, such as working the night shift, to types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. We also know that exposure to blue light suppresses the creation of melatonin, a hormone that assists with controlling our circadian rhythms, and there's some preliminary studies that suggest lower melatonin levels might explain the association with cancer and other diseases. That’s not all. A Harvard study identified preliminary results that link blue light to diabetes and possibly obesity. The researchers put

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