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The trouble with lights

A new study published in Current Biology presents data showing that persistent exposure to artificial lights causes mice to age prematurely. Not only did exposure to bright light alter circadian rhythm, mice living in 24 hour light lost bone density and developed inflammation and weakness in their muscles.┬áHumans are not immune to the effects of disrupted circadian rhythms. In fact, people who work the night shift are reportedly more likely […]

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