Lack of Sleep Could Contribute to Weight Gain, Researchers Conclude
(i-newswire.com) A study published May 1st, 2012 in the journal Sleep concluded that insufficient sleep might contribute to weight gain. The researchers examined sleep and body mass index (BMI) in twins and found that sleeping more than nine hours nightly might suppress genetic influences on body weight. After looking at 1,088 pairs of twins, they found a correlation between sleeping fewer than seven hours a night with an increased BMI and greater genetic influences on BMI. Genetic influences include things like glucose metabolism, energy use, fatty acid storage and satiety.
They found that the genetic tendency of a higher ……
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