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
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