New discovery may explain winter weight gain

Researchers while investigating new therapies for Type 1 diabetes discovered that blue light helps control or reduce fat gain . Potentially opening up new simple pathways to address metabolic disorders through the use of blue light.

Citation: Subcutaneous white adipocytes express a light sensitive signaling pathway mediated via a melanopsin/TRPC channel axis. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-16689-4

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