A study in mice has shown that from two groups which got an equivalent amount of food, those mice from the group which had daylight around the clock, this means 24 hours per day, got fat, whereas the other group of mice, which have faced 8 hours darkness after 16 hours daylight stayed slim.
The weight gain between the two groups of mice seems to be connected with the fact that so-called brown adipose tissue (BAT), which has to burn much energy for production of body heat can be inhibited by too much light. On the contrary, white fat tissue (WAT) acts as energy storage in the body.
Now researchers are looking for medicine which is able to strengthen brown fat despite a lot of light. We keep you informed about the newest developments on our blog!
DDr. Heinrich, MD