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The Peter Attia Drive

#286 ‒ Journal club with Andrew Huberman: the impact of light exposure on mental health and an immunotherapy breakthrough for cancer treatment

Jan 22, 2024
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Neurobiology professor Andrew Huberman discusses the impact of light exposure on mental health and a breakthrough cancer treatment using immune checkpoint inhibitors. They dive into the relationship between light exposure, circadian rhythms, and mental health, as well as the need for low solar angle sunlight for optimal health. The conversation also covers the significance of darkness and direct light exposure to the eyes, as well as tips for optimizing light exposure. Additionally, they explore the effects of light exposure on circadian rhythm and mental health, including the potential benefits of bipolar disorder drugs. They also touch on T cell activation, antigen recognition, and genetic causes of cancer.
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Quick takeaways

  • Increased nighttime light exposure is associated with higher risk of mental health disorders.
  • Increased daytime light exposure, ideally from sunlight, is associated with lower risk of mental health disorders.

Deep dives

Nighttime Light Exposure and Mental Health

Increased nighttime light exposure is associated with higher risk of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, and psychotic symptoms.

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