If you’re wondering how to lose weight, you’re better off being kept in the dark.

According to a study, those living in well-lit towns or cities are more likely to become obese than country dwellers – even if they eat the same amount.

Scientists believe that the glow of street lights encourages late-night snacking, and because food eaten close to bedtime is less likely to be burned off, it is often stored as fat.
Bright idea! American researchers believe that the glow of street lights towards bedtime is likely to encourage late-night snacking  
But before you swap calorie counting for a blackout blind, it seems that all unnatural light could have the same effect – including that from computer screens and TVs.
American researchers found that mice who were exposed to a dim light at night put on 50 per cent more weight than those whose cages were left dark.
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