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Fat cells can sense sunlight

22.01.2020

Image: close-up of fat cells; Copyright: Cincinnati Children's

Eye-opening study from Cincinnati Children's suggests that lack of sun can lead to problems beyond seasonal affective disorder. Yes, fat cells deep under your skin can sense light. And when bodies do not get enough exposure to the right kinds of light, fat cells behave differently.

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