According to a study on fruit flies, the basic cellular function could be impacted because of the blue light electronic gadget emit.
The results were published in Frontiers in Aging where senior author of the study, Dr. Jadwiga Giebultowicz said,
He further advised,
Stress Protective Genes
Previously, researchers at Oregon State University revealed that fruit flies exposed to light turn on stress-protective genes. However, those kept in continuous darkness had a longer life.
Geibultowicz explained that they compared the level of metabolites of flies kept in utter darkness and those with exposure to blue light for two weeks. The results showed a drastic difference in the level of metabolites, which were measured by researchers in the cells of the fruit flies’ heads. Furthermore, they found that there was an increase in the level of metabolite succinate, although, there was a decrease in glutamate levels.
The researchers recorded the changes, which suggests that cells are operating at a suboptimal level. However, blue light exposure may cause premature death. Additionally, their previous findings explain that blue light accelerates ageing.
Dr. Jadwiga Giebultowicz explained,
Furthermore, in the future, they hope to study the effects directly on humans.
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