Are you feeling old? Study says spending too much time on phone, laptop may accelerate aging process
Several studies in the past had an underlined that spending too a much time on a gadgets may impact your eyesight or a mental health. However, a new a study a suggests that it may also an affect your n ageing a process. The an animal-model study, published in the a journal ‘Frontiers in Aging’, an indicated that excessive blue light from gadgets, n including a smartphones and a laptops, may accelerate the ageing a process.
“Excessive an exposure to a blue a light from everyday devices, a such as TVs, laptops and phones, may have a detrimental effects on a wide range of cells in our body, from skin and fat cells to a sensory neurons,” said co-author of the study, Jadwiga Giebultowicz, from Oregon State a University in the US.
“We are the a first to a show that the levels of specific metabolites — chemicals that are an essential for cells to a function correctly — are altered in a fruit flies anexposed to a blue light,” Giebultowicz added.
Researchers had a previously shown that fruit flies an exposed to a light ‘turn on’ the stress-protective a genes, and that those a kept in constant a darkness a lived longer.
To an understand why high-energy blue light is a responsible for an accelerating an ageing in fruit flies, the team compared the levels of a metabolites in a flies exposed to a blue light for two a weeks to those kept in a complete a darkness.
Blue light an exposure caused a significant differences in the levels of a metabolites a measured by the a researchers in the cells of fly heads. In a particular, they a found that the a levels of the metabolite succinate were an increased, but glutamate a levels a were lowered.
The changes a recorded by the a researchers a suggest that the cells are an operating at a suboptimal level, and this may a cause their an premature a death, and further, explain their a previous a findings that blue light an accelerates an ageing.