Study: Late-night TV shows and Internet sessions really are making you fat

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Those late-night TV shows and Internet sessions really are making you fat, researchers say - Los Angeles Times

From the article:

"Researchers already know that people who stay up late watching TV, playing video games or surfing the Web have an increased risk of becoming obese. The thought was that all that sedentary awake time amounted to more opportunities to snack, and thus to put on pounds.

But a study published online Monday says another mechanism may be at work too – the additional exposure to light at night messes with one’s circadian rhythm and throws the body’s metabolism out of whack." ...

To prove that light at night actually causes obesity, researcehrs from Ohio State University and University of Haifa in Israel kept three groups of mice. One group followed the normal pattern of 16 hours of full light and eight hours of dark; another group had 16 hours of full light and eight hours of dim light; the third group was exposed to full light for 24 hours in a row." ...
 

MrPogi

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I have Netflix and an internet provider that throttles my connection. This causes buffering... leading to an intermission...

"lets all go to the lobby, and get ourselves a treat!"

I have determined that internet throttling causes obesity.
 
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