Poor Sleeping and More Eating Overnight

NIght Time Eating

People with chronic sleep deprivation may be more likely to overeat, and their preference for energy-dense foods may predispose them to weight gain and its complications.

Reference:
Benedict C et al. Acute sleep deprivation enhances the brain’s response to hedonic food stimuli: An fMRI study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012 Jan 18; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2011-2759)

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