Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity, according to a new study. Photo: AP

Sleeping with light could cause weight gain in women, be it a TV, night light or street light

  • Women who slept with a light of some kind in their room were more likely to have gained five kilograms (11 pounds) or more during a five-year study
  • The light may suppress production of melatonin, thereby disrupting circadian rhythm and eating patterns, study authors suggest
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Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your body clock and lead to weight gain and even obesity, according to a new study. Photo: AP
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A British geneticist has urged the public to take vitamin D supplements, especially if they receive limited sunlight. Photo: Shutterstock

Everyone should take vitamin D supplements, especially children, UK scientist urges

  • Geneticist Steve Jones says he used to think vitamin supplements were ‘absolute nonsense’, but he now takes them every day
  • He says a lack of vitamin D due to poor sunlight has made Scotland ‘the sick man of Europe’
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A British geneticist has urged the public to take vitamin D supplements, especially if they receive limited sunlight. Photo: Shutterstock
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