Worried about winter weight gain? Sunbathing on a tropical vacation could help you burn off fat, study says

  • Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada found that the layer of fat just below our skin responds to blue light emitted by the sun 
  • During shorter, darker days, these fat cells build up, contributing to winter weight gains
  • The study suggests that some moderate sunbathing can help to shrink fat cells
  • Because these cells react to the sun, the researchers speculate that skin and fat may play a role in maintaining our internal clocks