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Study finds red light reduces blood glucose levels

A recent study published in the Journal of Biophotonics reveals that exposure to 670 nanometers (nm) of red light can significantly decrease blood glucose levels, suggesting potential implications for diabetes management. Researchers have discovered that red light exposure prompts increased energy production within mitochondria, leading to a notable reduction in blood glucose levels after glucose intake.

Study finds red light reduces blood glucose levels

The study underscores the promise of non-invasive techniques in managing post-meal glucose fluctuations. In addition to the benefits of red light, the study sheds light on the potential risks associated with prolonged exposure to blue light, commonly emitted by LED lighting. The imbalance between blue and red light in modern environments raises concerns about disrupted blood sugar regulation and its implications for overall health.

The research emphasizes the role of mitochondria in energy production and glucose metabolism. Red light exposure has been shown to enhance ATP production, offering insights into its potential therapeutic applications beyond glucose regulation. Experts warn about the consequences of prolonged exposure to blue light dominant environments, urging a balance between red and blue light sources. The shift from incandescent to LED lighting has disrupted this balance, potentially contributing to metabolic dysregulation and chronic health conditions.

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