This is a summarized version of a published article that can be found at SciTechDaily.
- Article based on a year long study of self reported eating habits, plus a genetic study
- This research is referring to men in particular
- Female’s estrogen blocks the following events from happening
- The sun on your skin activates a protein called P53
- P53 repairs skin damage
- P53 activates ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger
- P53 signals spring and summer and mating season (evolutionary based)
- No implications other than men may be hungrier after being in the sun, or perhaps they were active in the sun as well, leading to hunger?
- Be aware of the snacking after a day at the beach, men
- Don’t let this take you out of the sun, as sun exposure is essential for making Vitamin D plus regulating sleep cycles
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