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Exposure to Light at Night and Obesity

June 10, 2019 - NIEHS researchers are the first to discover an association between any exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and weight gain in women. The results suggest exposure to artificial light at night may alter hormones and other biological processes in ways that raise the risk of health conditions like obesity. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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