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Sun helps fight flab

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LOS ANGELES--To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside. People who load up on light exposure at the beginning of the day are most likely to have a lower body mass index independent of how many calories they consume, a study in the journal PLOS ONE shows. Studies have shown exposure to morning light can influence body fat and the hormones that regulate appetite.

-- Los Angeles Times

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 5, 2014 D4

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