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Daily Contact With Blue Light Boosts Aging, Though It’s Not Reaching Eyes

Reportedly, prolonged exposure to blue light—like that which radiates from computer, phone, and household fixtures—can be impacting longevity, even if it is not reaching till eyes. The latest research from OSU (Oregon State University) indicates that the blue wavelengths created by light-emitting diodes impair brain cells plus retinas. The study was published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of Disease and involved an extensively used organism, Drosophila melanogaster—which is the common fruit fly—a significant model organism due to the developmental and cellular mechanisms it shares with humans and other animals.

Jaga Giebultowicz—Researcher at the OSU—carried research cooperation that analyzed how flies reacted to daily 12-Hours of exposure to blue LED light—which was similar to the common blue wavelength in devices such as phones and tablets—and discovered that the light increased aging. Flies exposed to everyday cycles of 12 Hours in darkness and 12 Hours in light had smaller lives compared to flies kept in complete darkness or those kept in light having the blue wavelengths removed. The flies subjected to blue light demonstrated impairment to their brain neurons, retinal cells and had damaged locomotion—the flies’ capability to climb on the walls of their fields, which is a common activity, was diminished.

Similarly, the OSU was in news as its study revealed that fatty foods are needed for vitamin E absorption. A new look on how to establish best dietary guidelines for vitamin E has formed a surprising new finding. As per to study, though the vitamin is fat-soluble, there is no need to consume fat with it for the body to soak up it. Maret Traber—Corresponding Author of the study from OSU—said, “I think that is quite remarkable. We used to assume that there is need to eat vitamin E and fat concurrently. Our study showed that you can wait almost 12 Hours without consuming anything, and then intake a fat-including meal and vitamin E is absorbed.” The research was issued in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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