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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

SLEEP

Short sleep reduces the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin, increases appetite-stimulating ghrelin

Shortened sleep reduces leptin, a hormone which reduces appetite, and increases ghrelin, a hormone which increases appetite notes a review paper on the association of lack of sleep to obesity and diabetes.
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Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 5:52 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 19, 2010

SLEEP

Lack of sleep may cause weight gain, glucose intolerance, diabetes, memory problems, and aging

Lack of sleep may increase appetite, impair glucose tolerance, increase the risk for diabetes, cause memory problems, and accelerate the aging process according to a paper from Belgium. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 9:38 am | [2] comments

SLEEP

Lack of sleep is associated with higher body weight

Lack of sleep is associated with obesity according to a article in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 9:02 am | [0] comments

SLEEP / CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children who sleep less than 10 hours per day are 2.5 times more likely to be overweight

Children who sleep only 10.5 to 11.5 hours per day are 42 percent more likely to be overweight, and those who only get only 8 to 10 hours of sleep per day are 2.5 times more likely (245 percent more likely) to be overweight compared to children who sleep 12 to 13 hours per day according to a study from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 8:44 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

5-6 hours of sleep increases risk of obesity by 69%

People who sleep only 5-6 hours per night are 69 percent more likely to be obese than those who sleep 7-8 hours per night according to a study from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 8:11 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Nine or more hours of sleep associated with lowest body weight

People who get at least 9 hours of sleep a night have the lowest body weight according to a study of adults from a rural community in southeastern Iowa, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 7:22 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

Daytime sleepiness 1.8 times more common among overweight men vs normal weight men

Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 1.8 times (80%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who were overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) than those of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:12 am | [0] comments

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

Daytime sleepiness 4.4 times more common among obese men vs normal weight men

Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 4.4 times more common among Japanese truck drivers who were obese (BMI of 30 or more) than those of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:08 am | [0] comments

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

Daytime sleepiness 1.4 times more common among men who gained 20-30 lbs

Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 1.4 times (40%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who gained roughly 20-30 pounds -- an increase in body mass index (BMI) of 3 to 4.9 units -- according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:05 am | [0] comments

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

Daytime sleepiness 2.4 times more common among men who gained more than 30 lbs

Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 2.4 times (140%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who gained roughly more than 30 pounds -- an increase in body mass index (BMI) of 5 units or more -- according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:01 am | [0] comments

Monday, June 08, 2009

SLEEP

Lack of sleep causes 2.9 lbs weight gain in 9 days

People gained an average of 2.9 pounds in nine days when their sleep was restricted. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jun 08, 2009 7:54 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SLEEP

Sleeping 5 hours or less increases weight in older men by 17 lbs, in women by 11 lbs

Older men who get less than 5 hours of sleep per night weigh roughly 17 lbs more than those who get 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

For older women in these two groups, the difference was roughly 11 lbs. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, April 11, 2009

SLEEP

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained 3-4 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

People who sleep less than 6 hours per night gained an average of 3.6 pounds more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 10:01 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Women who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 13-17 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.8 vs 26.2. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 9:07 am | [0] comments

Friday, April 10, 2009

SLEEP

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours

Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 29.4 vs 26.3. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 8:14 pm | [0] comments

Friday, July 11, 2008

SLEEP

Girls who slept 5 hours per day gained 1.9 lbs more per year; those who slept 9 hours lost 0.8 lbs

Girls who were 18- to 21-years-old and who sleep no more than 5 hours per day gained 1.9 pounds more over a period of a year than girls who slept 8 hours per day according to a study from researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Those who slept at least 9 hours per night lost an average of 0.8 pounds after one year compared to those who slept 8 hours per night.

The study surveyed 5502 girls who were 14- to 21-years-old, however, this data was limited to those 18 to 21. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Jul 11, 2008 3:35 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SLEEP

Each extra hour of sleep reduces risk of childhood obesity in 10-12 year-olds by 14%

"Both short sleep duration and increased television viewing were associated with greater body fatness, obesity and higher blood pressure, independently of physical activity level," concluded a study of 4452 children from Brazil ages 10- to 12-years-old. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, May 27, 2008 9:09 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Sleeping too much or too little increases risk of metabolism syndrome; 7 hours provides lowest risk

People who sleep too much or too little have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome according to a study from Korea. People who slept 9 hours or more were 69 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome than those who slept 7 hours per night. While those who slept 5 hours or less were 74 percent more likely. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, May 27, 2008 8:16 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 01, 2008

SLEEP

Children who sleep less than 10 hours per night are 1.9 times more likely to be obese

Children who get less than 10 hours of sleep are 1.9 times more likely to be obese than children sleep at least 10 hours per night according to a new meta-analysis of 12 previous studies done worldwide. The reason for this is thought to be because short sleep changes levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin which in turn increase appetite and increase the risk of obesity. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, May 01, 2008 1:07 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children getting the least sleep are 92% more likely to be overweight or obese

Children getting the least sleep are 92 percent more likely to be overweight or obese according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 12:51 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Each extra hour of sleep reduces risk of childhood obesity by 9%

Each additional hour of sleep reduces a child's risk of developing obesity by 9 percent according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "The association between increased sleep and reduced obesity risk was strongly associated with boys, but not in girls," the researchers noted. "Our analysis of the data shows a clear association between sleep duration and the risk for overweight or obesity in children. The risk declined with more sleep," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, senior author of the study and associate professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Human Nutrition.
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Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 12:46 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Recommended sleep for children: 5-years-old, 11 hours; 5-10 yrs, 10 hours; 10 yrs or older, 9 hours

Research suggests that children under age 5 should sleep for 11 hours or more per day, children age 5 to 10 should sleep for 10 hours or more per day, and children over age 10 should sleep at least 9 hours per day. This criteria was used by a recent study which analyzed the effect of sleep duration on the risk of childhood obesity.

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Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 15, 2008 12:41 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

SLEEP

Nearly one-third of Americans report sleeping less than 6 hours per night

"Nearly one-third of [ American ] adults report sleeping less than 6 hours per night," notes a new study which found that short sleep duration causes people to gain weight. "[ This suggests ] that we live in a sleep-deprived society." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 01, 2008 6:29 am | [0] comments

Thursday, February 07, 2008

SLEEP

Sleeping less than 5 hours per night increases the risk of obesity 33 percent in people over 60

People over 60 who sleep less than five hours a night are 33 percent more likely to be obese compared to people who sleep seven hours per night according to a study from Spain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Feb 07, 2008 6:26 am | [0] comments

SLEEP

Sleeping more than 8 hours per night increases the risk of obesity 39 percent in people over 60

People over 60 who sleep more than eight hours a night are 39 percent more likely to be obese compared to people who sleep seven hours per night according to a study from Spain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Feb 07, 2008 6:15 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

SLEEP APNEA

Half of men and one-third of women with BMI above 35 report snoring and sleep apnea

In the Swedish Obese Study, half of men and one-third of women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 reported snoring and sleep apnea notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Sleep apnea increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 7:51 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SLEEP

People who sleep less than 7 hours are 2.9 times more likely to be obese than those who sleep 8-9 hr

People who sleep less than seven hours a night are 2.9 times more likely to be obese than people who sleep eight to nine hours per night according to a new study from researchers at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 8:48 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

SLEEP

Women who 5 hours of sleep gain 2.4 lbs more than those getting 7 hours

Women who reported sleeping 5 hours of sleep or less gained 2.4 pounds more over a sixteen year period than women who reported sleeping 7 hours per night according to a study from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Aug 07, 2007 2:15 am | [0] comments

SHIFT WORKERS

Shift workers lose less weight following weight loss surgery than others: 57% of excess vs 77%

Shift workers, that is those working outside the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM, lost less weight following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery according to an analysis by researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Aug 07, 2007 1:10 am | [0] comments

Monday, June 25, 2007

SLEEP APNEA

20 lb weight loss reduces sleep apnea by 84%

Sleep apnea was reduced by 84 percent two years after severely obese patients, with an average body mass index (BMI) of 42, lost an average of 21.3 pounds following weight loss surgery according to a new study from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jun 25, 2007 3:36 am | [0] comments

SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnea may double the risk of diabetes

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of diabetes 2-fold according to a new study from Sweden. Severely obese subjects who lost weight, but continued to have sleep apnea were twice as likely to develop diabetes, and 1.9 times as likely to develop elevated triglycerides than those who got rid of their sleep apnea. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jun 25, 2007 3:34 am | [0] comments

SNORING

20 lb weight loss reduces snoring by 86%

Snoring was reduced by 86 percent two years after severely obese patients, with an average body mass index (BMI) of 42, who lost an average of 21.3 pounds following weight loss surgery according to a new study from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jun 25, 2007 3:33 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

SLEEP MEDICATION

Ambien (zolpidem) can cause sleep eating

Ambien (zolpidem), the most commonly prescribed sleep medication, can cause sleep eating and large amounts of weight gain according to a report on the CBS television show, "The Early Show". This has also been previously reported in the medical literature. It seems to occur mostly in people with sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea or sleep walking and previous episodes of nightly eating according to a report from the Mayo Clinic. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Mar 15, 2006 1:18 am | [3] comments

Friday, May 20, 2005

SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnea is a manifestation of the metabolic syndrome

Sleep apnea is a manifestation of the metabolic syndrome according to a new paper from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, May 20, 2005 7:41 am | [2] comments

Monday, January 10, 2005

SLEEP

Lack of sleep may increase body weight

Lack of sleep is associated with a higher body weight according to a new study. One hour less sleep per week was associated with an increase in BMI of 5.4 units. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Jan 10, 2005 11:03 am | [0] comments

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