Link between obesity and sleep loss

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Source: Science Daily

Author:  University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads to more calorie consumption.

But a new study published this week in PLOS Biology found that the direction of this reaction might actually be flipped: It’s not the sleep loss that leads to obesity, but rather that excess weight can cause poor sleep, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Nevada, Reno, who discovered their findings in the […]

 

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Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200422091205.htm

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