Now if you have trouble losing weight, you can just blame the TV.

At least, according to a study released last week that pointed to too much light being the cause for some people’s inability to lose–or, indeed, even, maintain–weight.

A lack of darkness could be contributing to growing waistlines, according to a U.S. study.

The article goes on to say the theory was tested–surprise, surprise–on mice, some of whom were exposed to even low light at night while others were left in complete darkness. According to the article, anything from streetlights to your TV screen could be the cause. Here comes the “Turn off the TV or your kids will get fat” advertising; I can just see it now.

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