Researchers found that the light could also lead to the onset of obesity and psychological problems.

Excessive blue light from devices may accelerate ageing process, finds study

The researchers noted that the changes after extreme blue light exposure suggest that the cells are operating at a suboptimal level, and this may cause premature death.

Blue light exposure caused significant differences in the levels of metabolites measured by the researchers in the cells.

High levels of succinate after exposure to blue light can be compared to gas being in the pump but not getting into the car.

Humans in advanced societies are exposed to blue light through LED lighting during most of their waking hours.

Previously, studies have linked too much screen use to disorders such as obesity and psychological problems.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Aging, suggests that avoidance of excessive blue light exposure may be a good anti-ageing strategy.